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Full text of "Elchanite (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.), 1956"

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How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, 
thy tabernacles, O Israel. 

Numbers: 24:5 





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DEDICATION 3 

SCHOOL 4 

ADMINISTRATION 5 

ELCHANITE STAFF 6 

TALMUD FACULTY 8 

HIGH SCHOOL FACULTY 10 

HONORS 14 

SENIORS 15 

Graduates 16 

Diary 36 

ACTIVITIES 39 

G.0 40 

Student Court 43 

Variety Night 44 

Service Squad 46 

Topics 48 

Kolenu 49 

Mishmar 50 

Co-op Store 51 

Arista 52 

Library 54 

Debating 56 

Varsity Basketball 58 

Junior Varsity Basketball 60 

Intra-Murals 61 

AROUND B.T. A. (Picture Story) 62 

LITERATURE 64 

Poetry — By Martin Gordon and Robert Weber ... 64 

Emunah — By Steven Riskin 66 

Man's Purpose in Life — By Martin Gordon 68 

Confessions of a Frustrated Writer — By Joseph Bakal 69 

Faith is Might — By Robert Weber 70 

The Disappearance — By Melvin Zwillenberg .... 74 

In Mock Memorium — By Morton Freiman 77 

Chalutz — By Morris Goldberg 78 

/I.E.— By Robert Goldberg 80 

ADVERTISEMENTS 81 

SENIOR DIRECTORY 95 

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dedication 



IV/E dedicate ELCHANITE 1956 to the 8-year-old State of Israel, whose 
■■ establishment as a world-recognized Jewish homeland on the 5th day 
of lyar, 5708, through the will of G-d, realized the 2,000-year-old dream 
of her persecuted people. 

We look with faith toward the future, with the fervent hope that the enmity 
and hatred exhibited both actively and passively toward the State of Israel 
in her present crisis will vanish. 

We look with faith toward the establishment in our day of a Torqh-true 
Israel, from whose holy city Torah will issue forth to her people. 

Although deserted by the nations of the world, Israel stands far from alone. 
Though apparently without any ties, she maintains the strongest of them all. 
For the Land of Israel possesses an ancient and eternal bond with G-d. and 
the Jewish people the world over, whose roots are in her ground. 

The Jew and the Land of Zion are one. And the Jew will never forget Zion. 






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S C H O O L 




Dr. Samuel Belkin, 
President, yeshiva university 



administration 




Dr. Shelley R. Saphire, Supervisor, 

YESHIVA UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOLS 





Rabbi Abraham N. Zuroff, Principal 



Mr. Samuel Levine, Director 



Staff... 




Left to right: A. Fruchter, Editor-in-Chief M. Gordon, Faculty 
Adviser H. Allan, J. Levy, Art Editor H. Burg, Co-Editor M. 
Goldberg. 




1. Martin Gordon, Editor-in-Chief 

2. Morris Goldberg. Co-Editor 

3. George Falk, Activities Editor 

4. Herbert Josepher, Activities Editor 

5. Chaim Charytan, Business Manager 

6. Eugene Zaveloff, Business Manager 

7. Hyam Wasserman, Photography Editor 

8. Sheldon Hirsch, Photography Editor 

9. Allan Witztum, Activities Editor 

10. Morton Freiman, Art Editor 

1 1. Howard Burg, Art Editor 

12. Mayer Rabinowitz, Business Manager 

13. Bernard Langenauer, Literary Editor 

14. Lester Kershenbaum. Literary Editor 

15. Aaron Lebowitz. Typing Editor 

16. Abraham Gafni. Activities Editor 

17. Jerrold Neugeboren, Typing Editor 




Rabbi Solomon Drillman 




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Rabbi Wolf Durchin 





Rabbi Joseph Epstein 




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Rabbi Peretz Yogel 
Talmud Examiner 



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Rabbi Morris Gordon 



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Rabbi Harold B. Kanotopsky 





Rabbi Meyer Karlin 




Rabbi Pincus Shepshievitz 



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Mr. Harry Allan, 
Art 






Mr. Robert E. Bassell, 
English 




Mr. Ben Brender, 
French and Spanish 



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Mr. Jacob D. Godin, 
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Mr. Sidney I. Gold, 
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Mr. Julius Landowne, 
Biology 




Mr. Samuel H. Lebowitz, 
Chemistry and Physics 




Mr. Louis Kussin. 
Social Studies 



Mr. Leon Leibowitz, 
Music 






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Rabbi Harold B. Perlman, 
Hebrew 



Dr. Jechiel Lichtenstein, 
French and Hebrew 




Mr. Martin Lilker. 
Social Studies 



Mr. Morris Septimus, 
Mathematics 



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Mr. Harry Morse, 
Physical Education 



Mr. Jacob Soshuk, 
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Mr. Isidore Melov, 
Social Studies 





Mr. Joseph B. Strum, 
English 




Mr. Morris P. Turetsky, 
Mathematics 




Mr. John Santiago, 
Chief Custodian 




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Mr. Israel Wallach, 
Mathematics 




Mrs. Helen Shalam, 
Secretary 



Mr. Jacob J. Blazer, 
Corresponding Secretary 




Mrs. Yetta Rosenman, 
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HONORS 




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GENERAL 
MOTORS 





Westinghouse Science Talent Search 
Scholarship Winner 
Melvin Zwillenberg 



National Merit Scholarship Corporation 
Certificate of Merit 
Melvin Zwillenberg 



General Motors Scholarship Program 
Certificate of Merit 
Melvin Zwillenberg 



Mayor's Committee Award 

To the Student Who Ranks Highest In His High School Studies 

Melvin Zwillenberg 



Kings County Grand Jurors Association 
Essay Contest Winner 
Jerrold Neugeboren 



Future Scientists of America 

National Science Achievement Award 

Morton Freiman 



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New York State Scholarships 

Joseph Aufrichtig 
Chaim Charytan 
Herman Elstein 
Newton Feld 
Abraham Gafni 
Morris Goldberg 
Robert Goldberg 
Martin Gordon 
Lester Kershenbaum 
Kennard Kobrin 
Bernard Langenauer 
Jerrold Neugeboren 
Noel Pugach 
Steven Riskin 
Jerry Schraub 
Oscar Wachstock 
Allan Witztum 
Melvin Zwillenberg 

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LARRY ARBERMAN 

Science Club 3; Service Squad 5,6; Class Debating 
Team 5; Variety Night 4, 6, 8; Ticket Bureau 6, 7. 
Larry, class actor, was a perennial performer at 
Variety Night. An "omnivorous" reader, he has de- 
voured everything from Uncle Remus to Freud, and 
will continue conducting his psychoanalyses at 
Brooklyn College while dabbling a bit with pre-med. 
"Act well your part, there all the honor lies." 
Pope 



JOSEPH M. AUFRICHTIG 

Arista 7, 8; Hebrew Culture Club President 7; Class 
Debating Team 1-3. 

Aufie, one of Mr. B's prize intellectuals, was a con- 
stant "90 man." An "auf richtig" fellow, he will 
prepare himself for a career in medicine at Y.U. 
"The righteous shall flourish like the palm-tree." 
Psalms 





JOSEPH M. BAKAL 

Class Debating Manager 2; "Elchanite" Writer 8. 
In his leisure time, which was a most abundant com- 
modity, Joseph conducted courses in movies, books, 
and philosophy, in the basement. He will move his 
classes to Brooklyn College in the fall. 
"He seldom spoke; but what he said was clear, 
And full of sense, so that you wished to hear." 
Chaucer 



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LEON BEER 



Class Vice-President 2; Class Secretary-Treasurer 4; 
Glee Club 3-8. 

B.T.A.'s answer to Groucho Marx, Leon kept his class- 
mates and Dr. Lichtenstein in "stitcties." He also 
starred as Varsity statistician, and will continue his 
compilations at City College, majoring in accounting. 
"There goes Leon, glowing like neon." 

Nash 



HENRY BOOK 

Class President 1; Class Debating Team 3; Class Sec- 
retary-Treasurer 4i Office Squad 5-8; Library Squad 5; 
I.Y.H.S.S.C. Delegate 7, 8; Service Squad 7; Chagiga 
Leader 7, 8; Hebrew Culture Club Secretary 3. 
Hank, the fellow with the most contacts in W/illiams- 
burg, could get everyttiing and nothing at half-price. 
Helen's right hand man will switch (board) to Y.tJ. in 
the fall. 
"We knew Henry like a book." 



MORTON BOTWINICK 

Class Debating Manager 1: Class Debating Team 1-6. 
Morton, alias "Kaloochi." presently "Kaloochi," and 
forever "Kaloochi," preferred our not mentioning his 
nickname, "Kaloochi." His good-naturedness and ma- 
ture understanding will doubtlessly aid him at Brook- 
lyn College where he will take up a pre-engineering 
course. 
"His only fault is that he has no fault." 

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HOWARD BURG 

"Elcfianite" Art Editor 7, 8; "Elchanite" Associate Art 
Editor 5, 6; "Elchanite" Art Squad 1-4; Sciiool Debat- 
ing Team 4-8; Variety Night 2, 4, 6; Variety Night 
Leader 8; Class Debating Team 1-8; Class Debating 
Manager 6; Class Secretary-Treasurer 8; "Kolenu" 
Editor 5-8; "Topics" Reporter 4, 6-8; Co-op Store 
Public Relations Staff 5; Entertainment Commission 
7. 8. 

Our favorite virtuoso, Howie is B.T.A.'s answer to 
Rembrandt and Victor Borge. He enjoyed weekly art 
courses at Brooklyn College, and will continue his 
"doodling" there in the fall. 
"Art for art's sake." 



CHAIM CHARYTAN 

Arista 8; Student Court Judge 7; G.O. Secretary-Treas- 
urer 6; Class Vice-President 4; Class Debating Team 
2, 4, 6-8; School Debating Team 5, 7, 8; "Topics" 
Reporter 4; "Topics" Business Manager 6, 7; "Topics" 
Photography Editor 6; "Topics Bulletin" Editor 5, 7; 
"Kolenu" Writer 5, 6; "Elchanite" Business Manager 
7, 8; Co-op Store Salesman 4, 5; Variety Night 6. 
His service to the school in the capacities of G.O. 
Secretary-Treasurer and "Topics" and "Elchanite" 
Business Managers made Chaim the logical choice for 
class businessman. A fine Talmud student, he will 
study pre-med at Y.U. 
"The secret of success is constancy to purpose." 



JACK COHEN 

Class Athletic Manager 2, 4, 6; Class Secretary-Treas- 
urer 3; Class Debating Team 1; Junior Varsity Basket- 
ball 3; Varsity Basketball 7. 

The old cliche, "He accomplishes much in his own 
quiet way," is descriptive of Jack. "Kahn" will take 
his set shot to City where he will major in chemical 
engineering. 
"Is he comin' or cohen?" 

Brender 




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SEYMOUR D. EIDER 

Chief Hebrew Librarian 3-8; Hebrew Library Squad 1-8; 
English Library Squad 4; Co-op Store Publicity Staff 4; 
"Kolenu" Writer 4-8; "Kolenu" Editor 7, 8; Mishmar 
Leader 6-8; Kashruth Commission Chairman 7, 8. 
A very pious individual and a great "masmid," Shim- 
mie introduced the Mishmar, the Kashruth Commis- 
sion, and the "$10 Shas" into B.T.A, Always on the 
favorable side of Rabbi Yogel's "l-know-who-is-who" 
list, he will study for Smicha at Y.U. 
"But his delight is in the law of the Lord." 

Psalms 






HERMAN ELSTEIN 

Arista 5-8; Class President 2, 5; Class Vice-President 

6; Class Debating Team 5, 6; Service Squad 4,6; 

"Topics" Business Staff 5. 

Herman managed to maintain an above-90 average in 

his regents although he insisted upon being the first 

to leave the room when taking them. He will put his 

keen mind and magic pen to work at Brooklyn 

College. 

"Tis good-will makes intelligence." 

Emerson 



GEORGE FALK 

G.O. Athletic Manager 7; "Elchanite" Activities Edi- 
tor 7, 8: "Topics" Sports Editor 5: "Topics" Circula- 
tion Staff 3. 5; "Topics" Reporter 2-8: Varsity 
Basketball 5-8; Junior Varsity Basketball 3, 4; Class 
Athletic Manager 2-6; Class Debating Team 2-5; Service 
Squad 2-4. 

As school Athletic Manager. George revolutionized 
sports in B.T.A. An all-around guy, he will attempt 
to find a cure to that dreaded disease, "Yugaritis," 
when he transfers to Y.U. and takes up science. 
"Not a sinner nor a saint, but just the very best of 
chaps." 



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NEWTON FELD 



G.O. Vice-President 8; Arista 5-8; Service Squad Cap- 
tain 7; School Debating Team 7; Class Vice-President 
4; Class Secretary-Treasurer 3, 5, 6; Class Debating 
IVIanager 7; Class Debating Team 2-7; Service Squad 
4, 5; Variety Night 7, 8; Hebrew Library Squad 2; 
"Kolenu" Art Editor 8. 

Newty surprised both Republicans and Democrats by 
capturing the G.O. Vice-Presidency on a write-in. An 
industrious and good-natured fellow, he will continue 
playing "Malaguena" in college. 
"The heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, 
and the hand to execute." 



MORTON FREIMAN 

Arista 6-8; "Elchanite" Art Editor 7, 8; "Elchanite" 
Art Squad 1-8; Laboratory Assistant 5-8; Science Club 
Vice-President 3; Class President 5; Class Debating 
Team 1, 2; G.O. Public Relations Committee 8; Service 
Squad 2, 4; "Library Bulletin" Art Editor 4-8. 
Morty, class biologist, was seen at times with that 
"dissecting iool(." With a scalpel in one hand and an 
embalming set in the other, he decorated the halls 
with skinless monsters. He will concentrate on 
cadavers at Y.U. 
"A merry heart doeth good Mite a medicine." 

Proverbs 




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ABRAHAM GAFNI 

Arista 5-8; School Debating Team 5; Student Court 
Defender 8; Variety Night 5-8; Glee Club 5-8; Hebrew 
Library Squad 3, 4; Co-op Store Assistant Manager 6; 
Co-op Store Stock iVIanager 4, 5; Co-op Store Assistant 
Stock Manager 3; "Kolenu" Writer 5, 6; "Topics" 
Reporter 2; "Sifryon" Writer 4; Class Vice-President 
2, 8; Class Debating Manager 3; Class Debating Team 
2-5, 7, 8; "Elchanite" Activities Editor 7, 8. 
Abe, the class sophist, expressed his views incessantly 
(especially in Sidney's class). Between his summers 
at Massed, this versatile fellow participated in prac- 
tically every school activity. He will continue equivo- 
cating at Y.U. 

"If words were drops of water, we'd soon have a 
flood." 




JOSEPH GARFINKEL 

Library Squad 3-5. 

An easy going guy, Gump spent most of his time 

majoring In crossword puzzles. In his spare moments, 

however, he was Rabbi Gordon's chief source of 

"nachus." A diligent reader, he will attend Y.U. in 

the fall. 

"Reading maketh a full man." 

Bacon 



MORRIS GOLDBERG 

"Elchanite" Co-Editor-in-Chief 7, 8; Student Court 
Judge 7; Arista 5-8i Arista Leader 7; Arista Secretary 
6; Sctiool Debating Team 5-8; Class Debating Manager 
6; Class Debating Team 1-8; Chief Librarian 3-5; 
Library Squad 1-5; Class President 7; "Topics" Man- 
aging Editor 7. 8; "Topics" News Editor 4-6; "Topics" 
Typing Editor 2-4; "Topics Bulletin" Editor-in-Chief 
6-8; "Atom" Editor-in-Chief 5, 6; "Library Bulletin- 
Editor 5, 6. 

Rabbi Yogel's top "lamdon" and Gemmorah valedic- 
torian, Moishe, a very friendly fellow, is also an 
expert at the "chalil." His assiduous extra-curricular 
work was always accompanied by a high scholastic 
average. 
"Virtue is its own reward." 



ROBERT GOLDBERG 

Arista 7, 8; Junior Varsity Basketball 5, 6; Class 
Secretary-Treasurer 7; "Atom" Writer 5: Class Debat- 
ing Team 1. 

Robert, a science fiction fiend, has confided to his 
friends his plan to take over the world. Seriously, 
though, his keen understanding of science and mathe- 
matics should spell success for him at Brooklyn Poly 
Tech. 

"In science, read by preference the newest works." 
Lytton 



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DAVID GOLDFEDER 

Variety Night 6, 8; Glee Club 5, 6; Class Athletic 
Teams 1, 2. 

Dave, one of our Williamsburgers, was another waiter 
for, and commuter on the "spasmodic" Tompkins Ave- 
nue bus. An extremely friendly and soft-spoken chap, 
he plans to take up accounting at Brooklyn College 
in the fall. 
"Speech is silver, amiability is goid-feder." 

Plagiagordon 



STEPHEN GOLDRICH 

Class Debating Team 4-7; Class Secretary-Treasurer 
3, 4; Service Squad 1, 5, 8; Library Squad 5, 6. 
Steve was the crusading president of STUPID (Search 
for Truth Under Present Illogical Doctrine). Our Boro 
Park representative will journey to Brooklyn College 
in the fall. 

"Any doctrine that will not bear investigation is not 
a fit tenant for the mind of an honest man." 



MARTIN L. GORDON 

Arista 5-8; "Elchanite" Editor-in-Chief 7, 8; "Topics" 
Editor-in-Chief 5, 6; "Topics Bulletin" Editor 7; 
"Topics" Copy Editor 3, 4; "Topics" Reporter 2, 3; 
Student Court Judge 5, 6; Class President 1; Class Vice- 
President 5; Class Debating Team 1-8; G.O. Elections 
Commission 5; G.O. Public Relations Commission 6. 
A top student, and both "Topics" and "Elchanite" 
Editor-in-Chief, IVIarty's journalistic aspirations were 
continually manifested in his "headline doodling." A 
fine writer, he will attend Y.U. where he plans to 
major in English. 
"The pen is the tongue of the mind." 

Cervantes 




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HENRY GROSS 

student Court Chief Justice 7, 8; CO. Charity Collec- 
tor 8; G.O. Clubs Commission 7; Co-op Store Public 
Relations Staff 5; Office Squad 5-8; Service Squad 5; 
Glee Club 4-8; Variety Night 4, 6. 8; Hebrew Culture 
Club Secretary 2; Class President 6; Class Vice-Presi- 
dent 5; Class Sanitation Manager 3; Class Secretary- 
Treasurer 7. 

In his four years at B.T.A., Henry, one of our nicest 
fellows, was never known to utter a bad word about 
anyone. Under his able leadership the Student Court 
became a powerful organ of the G.O. He will continue 
his studies at Y.U. in the fall. 
"To err is human, to forgive divine." 

Pope 





BENJAMIN HIRSCH 

Class President 5-8; Chagiga Leader 7, 8; Student 
Court Judge 8; Glee Club 5-8; G.O. Service Points 
Commission 7, 8; G.O. Entertainment Commission Co- 
Chairman 8; Hebrew Culture Club President 3; Class 
Debating Team 1, 3, 4. 

The Alfred "Hirschcock" of B.T.A., Benny was a firm 
believer in the old adage, "Eat, drink, and be merry." 
Williamsburg's favorite son will continue to baffle his 
professors at Y.U. with his "incoherency and irrele- 
vancy." 
"He knew how to be merry and wise." 

Tucker 



SHELDON HIRSCH 

"Elchanite" Photography Editor 7. 8; "Elchanlte" 
Typing Squad 7, 8; Service Squad 5-7; Class Debating 
Team 5, 6. 8; Class Secretary-Treasurer 1. 
Sheldon, traveling in from Bushwick every morning, 
patrolled the school with his candid camera. He was 
invited by Grace to cover "The Wedding." but de- 
clined in favor of serving as "Elchanite" Photography 
Editor. He has a dental career in focus at Y.U. 
"I am a Camera." 



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ALBERT HORNBLASS 

student Court Defender 7, 8; Class Athletic Manaier 
5, 7; Junior Varsity Basketball 5. 6; Glee Club 1-8: 
Variety Niglit 3-8; Service Squad 5, 6; Hebrew Library 
Squad 3. 4; School Debating Team 5, 6; Class Debating 
Team 2-7: Co-op Store Salesman and Cashier 3, 4: 
Co-op Store Appliance Manager and Assistant Manager 
5. 6; "Kolenu" Writer 5, 6: "Topics" Reporter 5, 6; 
"Topics" Circulation Manager 7. 8; "Atom" Co-Editor 
3-5; "Library Bulletin" Writer 3-5. 
Albie, Circulation Manager of "The Topics," circulated 
mostly in Central. This ebullient personality was the 
mainstay of the Septimus Glee Club. He hopes to 
affix the title "Doctor" to his name someday. Desti- 
nation: Y.U. 

"While the sick man has Hornblass there is hope." 
Cicero and Gordon 



ALVIN JACKNIN 

Chess Team Captain 2; Chess Team 1, 2, 6, 8; Chess 
Club 1-8; Chess Club President 5; Ping-pong Cham- 
pion 6; "Topics" Business Staff 5. 
Alvin, who was a champion ping-pong player, also 
amazed us with the patience he exhibited during his 
chess matches. He plans to take up pre-med at Brook- 
lyn College in the fall. 
"At the game's end we shall see who wins." 



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HERBERT JOSEPHER 

Arista 5-8; Varsity Basketball Captain 7, 8; Varsity 
Basketball 5-8; Junior Varsity Basketball Captain 3, 4; 
Junior Varsity Basketball 1-4; Arista Vice-Leader 7; 
"Elchanite" Activities Editor 7, 8; Student Court Judge 
5. 6; Class Vice-President 1; Class Athletic Manager 4; 
Class Debating Manager 2: Class Debating Team 1, 2. 
Jo, captain of the Varsity basketball team, was one of 
the most popular seniors, on and off the court. A 
modest fellow, his broad experience well earned for 
him the position of Arista Vice-Leader. He is "setting" 
his sights for Y.U. 
"When the One Great Scorer comes to write against 

your name- 
He marks-not that you won or lost, but how you 

played the game." 

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SHERMAN KATZ 

Variety Night 1-8; Co-op Store Staff 3; Service Squad 
8i Class Debating Team 1. 6, 7; IVlathematics Club 
Vice-President 5; English Library Squad 4, 5; Hebrew 
Library Squad 6; Class Charity Collector 3, 4. 
Shebsie, our dextrous prestidigitator, ambled over 
from the sands of Brighton, and upon his graduation 
and subsequent entrance into Flash's class, quickly 
established himself as a much feared "gunslinger." 
He will put his mathematical aptitude to work at 
Brooklyn College. 

"If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the 
mathematics." 

Bacon 



LESTER KERSHENBAUM 

Arista 5-8; Arista Leader 8; G.O. Vice-President 7; Stu- 
dent Court Judge 5. 6; Student Court Secretary 6; 
"Elchanite" Literary Editor 7. 8i I.Y.H.S.S.C. Delegate 
7; Mathematics Club President 5. 6, 8; Mathematics 
Club Vice-President 3. 4; Class President 3. 4. 6i 
Class Secretary-Treasurer 1; Class Sanitation Manager 
2; Class Debating Team 3. 

A brilliant math student and a favorite of Slick Willie. 
Les was known for his Jazz "Concerts" and oft-visited 
locker. He will be found next fall at Cooper Union. 
"School is all right as long as it doesn't interfere 
with your getting an education." 

Twain 



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AARON KIRSCHBAUM 

Junior Varsity Basketball 5. 6; Mathematics Club Presi- 
dent 7; Mathematics Club Vice-President 6: "Topics" 
Reporter 3-5: "Topics" Typing Editor 6i Class Vice- 
President 2; Class Debating Manager 3; Class Athletic 
Manager 8: Class Debating Team 2-5. 
After four years, all that can be said about Archie 
is that he's a great guy. A fine athlete, his hair never 
grew, but always was "crew." He figures to take up 
math at Brooklyn Poly Tech. 

"With malice toward none, with charity for all." 
Lincoln 



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MORTON KISSEN 

Variety Night 2, 8; Chagiga Committee 7, 8; Class 
Athletic Manager 3. 

Morty can best be described as TDT: Tall, darl( and 
thrifty. With the aid of his irresistible smile he 
hopes to charm his future students in the same 
manner as did our own Mr. Melov. 
"The most important thing you wear is your expres- 
sion." 



JAY KLONER 

"Elchanite" Art Squad 1-8; "Library Bulletin" Art 
Editor 5-8; Service Squad 4; Class Debating Team 1, 
2; Class Debating Manager 4. 

Solemn Jay mystefied us for four years. You could 
never tell whether he was laughing with you or at 
you. His studious attitude will surely stand him in 
good stead when he takes up medicine at Y.U. 
"The best character is generally that which is least 
talked about." 



KENNARD KOBRIN 

Varsity Basketball 7, 8; Junior Varsity Basketball 5, 5; 
Variety Night 5-8; Co-op Store Salesman 5, 6; "Library 
Journal" Writer 3; Class Debating Manager 2; Class 
Debating Team 1-3. 

Radical-minded Kenny insisted that "foolish consis- 
tency is the hobgoblin of little minds." A sharp- 
witted intellectual, guitar-playing Kobrin "strummed" 
his way through his English courses. He will continue 
his studies at Y.U. 

"There's corn on the cob, and Ken on the Kob." 
Dr. Bartok 




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BERNARD LANGENAUER 

Arista 5-8; Varsity Basl<etball 5-8; Junior Varsity Bas 
ketball 3, 4; Student Court Judge 8; School Debating 
Team 4-8; "Elchanite" Literary Editor 7, 8: Co-op 
Store Public Relations Staff 3-6; Service Squad Cap- 
tain 7; Class President 2, 4, 8; Class Secretary- 
Treasurer 3; Class Debating Team 2-8; Variety Night 
4, 6, 8. 

Known to his friends as "Juje," Bernie captained 
the Service Squad to a new high— in corruption. Our 
Varsity backcourt star will reform himself at Y.U. 
where he will take a few pre-law courses. 
"Knowledge is power." 





AARON LEBOWITZ 

Arista 7. 8; "Elchanite" Typing Editor 7. 8; Service 
Squad 5. 8; Audio-Visual Committee 1-8; "Library 
Bulletin" Editor 5. 6; Library Squad 3. 4; Chief Librar- 
ian 5-8; Laboratory Squad 3; "Elchanite" Photography 
Squad 1, 2; Class Sanitation Manager 3, 7; Class 
Debating Team 8. 

Because of his favorable teacher-student relationship. 
Aaron's classmates continually tried to induce him to 
supply them with "valuable data." His mathematical 
ability will lead him to a career in accounting at City. 
"A wise son maketh a glad father." 

Proverbs 



JERRY LEVINE 

Varsity Basketball 7. 8; Junior Varsity Basketball 3-6; 
Class Athletic Manager 1; Junior Varsity Co-Captain 
5, 6. 

The "Butcher." who never broke basketball training 
because he never started it. was an ardent advocate of 
inter-school activities (with Flatbush). The Adonis 
of the class will ascend to Brooklyn College in the fall. 
"The man who smokes, thinks like a sage." 



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JONAH LOEWENTHAL 

Service Squad 5, 6, 81 Library Squad 5, 6; Variety 

Night 2, 8; Class Secretary-Treasurer 4; Co-op Store 

Staff 3. 

It must be said that you can't find a nicer "mixed 

up" kid than Jonah. Cur master of doubletalk so 

bewildered his teachers that they insisted he graduate 

immediately. He hopes to become an engineer at City 

College. 

"To be great is to be misunderstood." 

Emerson 




SAMUEL J. MILLER 

Chagiga Leader 7, 8; Library Squad 1, 2; Glee Club 
7, 8; Chess and Checkers Club President 5; Service 
Squad 5, 6; Class Vice-President 1-7; Class Athletic 
Manager 3. 

"Boss Sam" retired from class politics after seven 
terms of "meritorious" service in the position of vice- 
president. He will send himself through the "mill" 
at the Brooklyn College of Pharmacy. 
"A friend Is a person with whom I may be sincere . . . 

IHe] may well be reckoned the masterpiece of 

nature." 

Emerson 




JERROLD NEUGEBOREN 

Arista 5-8; School Debating Manager 7, 8; School 
Debating Team 4-8; "Elchanite" Typing Editor 7, 8; 
Service Squad 2; Varsity Basketball 7, 8; Junior 
Varsity Basketball 5, 6; "Topics" Copy Editor 4, 5; 
"Topics" Photography Editor 3; "Topics" Circulation 
Manager 6; Class Vice-President 1-3; Class Debating 
Manager 5; Class Debating Team 1-8; Class Athletic 
Manager 6. 

Jerry, twice CO. Debating Manager, and a "truly fine 
boy" in Dr. Lichfenstein's opinion, took time out to 
place first in the Grand Jurors Association essay con- 
test. A future lawyer, he will prepare for the bar at 
Y.U. 
"Lightning and thunder from his mouth he hurled." 










NOEL PUGACH 

Arista 7, 8; Service Squad Captain 8; Service Squad 
6-8; Class Secretary-Treasurer 4; "Topics" Business 
and Circulation Staff 5, 6; "Elctianite" Typing Squad 
5, 6; Library Typing Squad 4. 

Mr. Lill<er's one man reference department, Noel is 
tlie junior member of Commager, Nevins & Pugach. A 
priceless and indispensable source of current events 
homework, this conscientious fellow will be found at 
Brooldyn College in the fail. 

"The history of the world is but the biography of 
great men." 

Carlyle 



MAYER RABINOWITZ 

Arista 6-8; "Elchanite" Business Manager 7, 8; Office 
Squad 6; "Kolenu" Editor 5-8; "Kolenu" Writer 3, 4; 
Co-op Store Assistant Manager 5; Co-op Store Public 
Relations Staff 4; TIcliet Bureau Manager 5; "Topics" 
Reporter 4-6. 

An editor of "Kolenu," Mayer had his "Sphardit" 
accent, a product of a four-year stay in Israel, undergo 
"Ashkanaziation" at B.T.A. Our future mathematician 
plans to attend Y.U. in the fall. 
"A great science is mathematics." 



LOUIS RAYMON 

Arista 8; School Debating Team 5-8; Class Debating 
Team 2, 3, 5, 6, 8; Class Debating Manager 8; "Elcha- 
nite" Art Squad 3-8; Hebrew Culture Club 1; Public 
Speaking Club 2. 

Louis, the foreigner from "south of the border" (N.J.), 
was denied the right to take the State Scholarship 
examination. This magnanimous personage, and fine 
debater, will attend Y.U. next fall. 
"A man's character is revealed by his speech." 



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STEVEN RISKIN 

Arista 6-8; School Debating Manager 5, 6; School De- 
bating Team 3-8; Class Debating Manager 2, 3, 7, 8; 
Class Debating Team 1-8; Public Speaking and Debat- 
ing Club President 5; Service Squad 4, 5; Student 
Court Defender 8; Variety Night 8; Hebrew Library 
Squad 7; "Topics" Reporter 2, 5, 6; Class President 4. 
An excellent writer, and a favorite of Mr. Gold, Steve 
was cited by the latter for both his "clear thinking" 
and "across the room conversational disturbances." 
A very friendly fellow, he will make use of his oratori- 
cal and Talmudic abilities when he studies pre-lavif 
at Y.U. 

"A story creater, 
And a great debater." 

Plagiarokov 



MARTIN RUBENSTEIN 

student Court Judge 7; Variety Night Leader 8; Service 
Squad 5; Variety Night 6, 8. 

As the "Rock 'n' Roll Kid," Rube, a talented fellow, 
produced Variety Night from his office in Rabbi Gor- 
don's class. Attending Brooklyn College in the fall, 
Rube will be remembered for his classic translations of 
the "Shulchan Aruch." 
"Rock around the clock." 

Haley 



LARRY RUBIN 

"Topics" Features Editor 8-8; "Topics" Photography 
Editor 5; "Topics" Reporter 3, 4; Class President 1-4; 
Class Debating Manager 5; Class Debating Team 1-4. 
Larry exhibited an admirable style with the pen. 
During his many journeys to summer resorts, where he 
worked as a busboy, he wrote numerous entertaining 
articles for the "Topics." He will be found at Y.U. in 
the fall. 
"Style [in writing] is the dress of thoughts." 

Stanhope 






JERRY SCHRAUB 

Arista 7, 8; Varsity Basketball Manager 7, 8; "Topics" 
Reporter 5, 6; Class Secretary-Treasurer 6; Service 
Squad 4-6; Office Squad 6; Mattiematics Club Vice- 
President 7. 

Jerry was the out-door type, always looking in that 
direction during physics. A top-notch math student, 
our official Varsity scorer was permitted to enter the 
exclusive "flowers that bloom in the spring tra-la" 
club, and will form a new branch at City College. 
LO 4-6000; The Sign of Success. 





Wff^V 




WILLIAM SHIMANSKY 

Junior Varsity Basketball 3-6; Class Athletic Manager 
4-8; Variety Night 8; Glee Club 5, 5; Class "Elchanite" 
Business Manager 5, 6; Class Sanitation Manager 2; 
Class Debating Team 4-8. 

Known affectionately to his classmates as "The 
Chimp," Willie hustled his way through B.T.A. He will 
try to engineer his way through City College, while 
making a little "dough" on the side. 
"Hustle, hustle, hustle." 

Josepherokov 



MARCEL SHWERGOLD 

"Library Journal" Writer 4; Service Squad 7; Service 
Squad Captain 8; Library Squad 3, 4; Co-op Store Staff 
3-5. 

It took Marcel, a dapper Dan from the hills (Kew 
Gardens), just four years to discover that B.T.A. has 
a six, not four day week. N.Y.U. will be a stepping 
stone toward his career in accounting. 
"He was a gentleman from sole to crown. 
Clean-favored, and imperially slim." 

Robinson 



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LIONEL SKOORKA 

"Elchanite" Art Squad 7, 8; Variety Night 6; "Library 

Journal" Art Squad 5-8; Glee Club 5-7r Hebrew Library 

Squad 3, 4. 

Lionel used what Dr. Lichtenstein termed "the wrong 

approach," in demonstrating his knowledge of nature 

lore; for this happy-go-lucky guy had in his repertoire 

a wide variety of bird calls. 

"He rates high in our skoor-kard." 

Gafnivitch 



OSCAR WACHSTOCK 

Arista 8; Chief Librarian 8; Library Squad 5, 7; Soccer 

Team 4, 5; Class Sanitation Manager 5, 6; Co-op Store 

Salesman 5; Class Debating Team 8. 

Oscar, while Chief Librarian, served as Mr. Brender's 

right hand man. Our foremost French scholar delighted 

Dr. Lichtenstein with his "beautiful" pronunciation. 

This conscientious individual will continue his studies 

atY.U. 

"Librarians are wiser men than others." 

Emerson 



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HYAM WASSERMAN 

G.O. President 7, 8; "Elchanite" Photography Editor 
7, 8; "Elchanite" Writer 5, 6; "Sifryon" 3, 4; Glee 
Club Leader 1-8; Co-op Store Manager 3-5; "Kolenu" 
Editor 3-8; Variety Night Leader 4, 6, 8; Class Vice- 
President 5, 6; Class Athletic Manager 1; Class Secre- 
tary-Treasurer 2; Class Sanitation Manager 8; Class 
Debating Manager 3; Class Debating Team 1-8; Arista 
7,8. 

Politician, par excellence, Hyam, who "did most for 
the school," and collected lOO's in Doc's class, had 
the unprecedented distinction of holding the G.O. 
presidency and his class sanitation managership at the 
same time. He will attend Y.U. if he is aboff, uh, able. 
"I came, 1 saw, I conquered." 

Caesar 




ROBERT WEBER 

Chief Librarian 6, 7; Library Squad 3, 4, 5; Variety 
Night Leader 8; Variety Night 4; Service Squad 3, 4; 
"Topics" Reporter 5, 6; Class Secretary-Treasurer 3; 
Class Sanitation Manager 2; Class Debating Team 3, 4. 
An enthusiastic admirer of Zane Grey, Bob has had his 
own literary works appear in numerous publications. 
He will get the business in a business course at City 
College in the fall. 
". . . and writing [maketh] an exact man." 

Bacon 



MELVIN WEISS 

Service Squad 7; Class Debating Team 7; Class Basket- 
ball and Baseball Teams 3-8. 
Mickey journeyed in from Queens daily, only to be 
"upchecked" by Rabbi Yogel. His comical retorts 
livened up many a class, and will earn him much com- 
panionship at City College. 
"He possessed 'it,' that unknown quality." 



Chagiga Committee 7; Service Squad 4; Glee Club 
5. 6; Library Squad 5; Class Secretary-Treasurer 2. 3: 
Class Debating Team 7. 

Moishe came to B.T.A. in an effort to recruit "cha- 
verim" for his Bnei Akiva group. It may now be re- 
vealed that he was editor of the clandestine "Exclu- 
sive." 
"An honest man's word is as good as his bond." 



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ABRAHAM B. WITTY 

"Topics" Editor-in-Chief 7, 8; Journalism Club 1-8; 
"Kolenu" Editor 5, 6; Co-op Store Manager 6; Variety 
Night 2, 4; Office Squad 6; Hebrew Library Public 
Relations Staff 8; Class Vice-President 7, 8; Class 
Debating Manager 1; Class Sanitation Manager 3; Co- 
op Store Staff 5. 

Viihile filibustering his way through the CO., Witty, a 
disciple of Roberts, found his orations conflicted with 
Mr. Strum's evening hours. Our crusading "Topics" 
Editor-in-Chief will continue his talking marathon at 
Y.U. 
"All the news unfit to print." 



ALLAN WITZTUM 

Arista 5-8; "Elchanite" Activities Editor 7, 8; Service 
Squad 3; "Topics" Circulation Staff 5, 6; Hebrew 
Library Squad 2; Co-op Store Staff 2-7; Science Club 
President 7; Class Debating Team 6; Class Charity 
Collector 6, 8. 

Witz is the "most unforgettable character we have 
ever met." Ingenuity personified, he could inject 
humor into, or could cook up a scheme for any given 
situation. He will prepare for the future at Brooklyn 
College. 

"A rare compound of geniality, fun, and frolic." 
Plagiajosepher 



JEROME WOLICKI 

"Explorer" Editor 3, 4; "Library Bulletin" Writer 4, 5; 

Glee Club 6, 7; English Library Squad 5; Class Debating 

Manager 5; Class Debating Team 3-5. 

Big John, part of the Wieder-Book "combo," is one 

of our most prominent "chalutzim." Famed for his 

impersonations of Mr. Kallner, he will "bounce" up to 

Y.U. and prepare for smicha. 

"When Johnny comes bouncing in again." 

Hurrah 







EUGENE ZAVELOFF 

Arista 8; "Elchanite" Business IVIanager 7, 8: Service 
Squad 7, 8; Clubs Commission 7, 8; Class Debating 
Manager 4; Class Debating Team 1. 
Genial Gene made the headlines as the "iron man" 
of the Service Squad. His perseverance as business 
manager of the "Elchanite" was a major factor in its 
success. He plans to attend Y.U. 
"When duty whispers low. thou must, 
The youth replies I can." 

Emerson 



MELMN L. ZWILLENBERG 

Arista 5-8: Arista Secretary 7; "Elchanite" Writer 
7, 8; Service Squad 5. 6; Newspaper Distribution 
Commission 6; "Kolenu" Writer 4-8: English Library 
Squad 3. 4; Class Athletic Manager 3; Science Club 
5: Mathematics Club 1-8. 

Defying the anti-trust laws. Zwilly racked up an aca- 
demic fortune, winning a Westinghouse Science Talent 
prize, plus trip to Washington. General Motors and 
Merit Scholarship Certificates of Merit. New York 
State Scholarship, ad infinitum. Our valedictorian will 
continue his education at ... he is undecided and 
unlimited in choice. 

"Doing easily what others find difficult is talent: 
doing what is impossible for talent is genius." 
Ameil 



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FRESHMEN 

Dear Diary. 

WE start off our careers with a big splash — the 
Shark meets the Whale . . . Witty arrives and 
the great talking marathon begins . . . J.B., in deep 
philosophic meditation — gets lost . . . Kaloochi's 
upper lip tickles us pink . . . "Bouncing"' Teddy- 
bear tells him moustache has arbe kanfos, needs 
tszeitszeiss . . . School gets "Rocky" Morse as new 
physical education instructor . . . His course: 
Bend-Extend. Duh ... He institutes new national 
sport — Knok-hockey . . . For recreation he throws 
footballs at us . . . Daring Wilbur (a real dummy 
if there ever was one) makes his debut . . . Climbs 
down two stories and gives Dootch the Pooch the 
scare of his life . . . Rabbi Frankel's class enacts 
T.V. program: Lights Out! . . . Rabbi Zuroff re- 
mains in the "dark" . . . Gafni falls for Dinah in a 
big way — right through the floor . . . Our favorite 
sports are Between the Walls, Off the Wall, and 
Tree Grating Basketball . . . Grossman tells us to 
answer final in ink, blood, or lipstick . . . Marks it 
with musical scale . . . His new marking system: 
four zeros fourth period; five zeros fifth; six zeros 
sixth . . . Bus service from Boro Park established 
— Student: "Better late than never." Rabbi Zuroff: 
"But better never late" . . . Bob Bassell gives 
sample questions from his final — very inclusive 
samples . . . Typical REB report: Write all you 
know about what the economy of Walla Walla has 
to do with the birth rate on Pango Pango . . . "But 
Mr. Septimus, I left my homework home." "Ho, 




'DcOfUf' 



ho, Schnitzer, that's an old one" . . . Kallner dem- 
onstrates Murphy's law for us . . . Rabbi Shep- 
shievitz gets all wet from leak in lightbulb . . . 
Investigation follows: "Did you dood it? You 
swear you doodn't dood it?" . . . Faivy asks for 
Elchanite adsssssss . . . Our year of indoctrination 
and "brainwashing" comes to an end. 




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SOPHOMORES 

TALKING marathon on second lap and pick- 
ing up speed . . . New music teaciier: Horace 
Sanders . . . Calls us a bunch of %#&%§&£|°° 
. . . Mass cut on test day: Everyone's a cheer- 
leader . . . Polo shirts, but ties, for Teddy . . . 
Speedy Mo comes late after parking trouble: "Pipe 
down boys, you're wasting your own time" . . . 
He teaches us how to catch crooks with loci and 
endorses Camp SOHCAHTOA . . . New course to 
replace Bend-Extend — Bring in denial note or fail 
. . . Shelley interrupts Jacknin's "sleeping beauty" 
act . . . Jacknin claims he wasn't sleeping; Brender 
claims he is no beauty . . . We stop leaving Rabbi 
Frankel's class through windows — we move to sec- 
ond floor . . . After fire sale at Bedford Appliances 
— Rabbi Frankel: "Was you dere, Charlie?" . . . 
Kay takes over candy store from Bert . . . "My 
books! My books!" "Better head 'em off at the 
toilet, or it'll be a royal flush" . . . Bob organizes 
secret service in an effort to uncover the brains 
behind the Informer . . . Shimmie starts the famous 
Shas Incident . . . Says the shas will be ready in 
three weeks. Ho hum! . . . Topics turns printed 
. . . Student: "Why do bees buzz?" Landowne: "If 
someone stole your honey and nectar, you'd be 
buzzin', too" . . . Brender tells us jokes which are 
two-thirds of a pun — pu . . . Bob again gives us 
sample questions from final . . . Julie advises us 
to eat bananas before the Regents and write there- 




fore for half-credit . . . We take our first two 
Regents at Y.U. ... As soph year ends, rumor 
reaches us that we will be located centrally at Bed- 
ford and Church next term. 



JUNIORS 

WE move to new location at Church and Bed- 
ford . . . Joseph gets lost again and attends 
Erasmus for a week . . . Things are looking up — 
Marty teaches us history from a high chair . . . We 
are formally dubbed clucks, but pass Chem and 




Physics . . . Typical Lichty test — fifteen words, 
sixteen conjugations: "Plenty time, boys, plenty 
time" . . . Next day — Wasserman's 65 raised to 
maya for neatness . . . School rocked to founda- 
tions: Bob announces engagement and marriage 
. . . Shimmie Eider organizes mishmar . . . We take 
up "pupindiculas and hushey bars" in Slo Mo's 
Intermediate class . . . Tells us answer to problem 
is seeeeehhven . . . Senor's Spanish mishmar is 
highlighted by clock episode . . . Seiior is annoyed 
by despicable pigs trying to wreck his classroom 
with an infernal racket . . . New secretaries: Yetta 
(I can't forgetta) Rosenman — no relation to Judge 
Rosenman — and Helen Cohen . . . Slick Willie 
blames his lateness on the service on the Avenue J 
"banana" line — it comes in bunches . . . Lichty 
practices deep knee bends at the blackboard . . . 
The greatest sleuths, among them Sherlock Shark, 
still ponder over Missing Shas Mystery . . . Then it 



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arrives! . . . Henry Wadsworth Witztum rises to 
the occasion with the immortal lines: 
Listen, my children, and you shall hear 
'Bout the arrival of the shas, late but a year. 
Jacknin wins ping-pong championship . . . Typical 
Bob everyday-usage vocabulary; Wonga, wokus, 
pucelle . . . We do mysteriously well on his Lincoln 
Stephens test . . . Israeli Independence Day 1955 
is celebrated with the resonant singing of the 
famous "His Name is Lichtenstein" . . . Bob gives 
us sample questions for the final . . . We enter 
politics . . . We are gypped out of Garden game 
. . . Then five Regents. Ow! . . . Our most produc- 
tive year is at an end. 

SENIORS 

IVAITTY begins final lap: "As I was saying 
■■ before I was so rudely interrupted by the 
summer vacation" . . . Rabbi Gordon opens his 
new wax museum with King Kong Ostrow as main 
attraction . . . We get scholarship class with Mr. 
Gold . . . Mr. Turetsky: "What did you get on the 
last test?" Student: "49%." Mo: "You're one of 
the smarter boys. Sit in the back" . . . The Dodgers 
finally find next year . . . Rabbi Yogel finds out 
"who is who, ver is ver, and vat is vat" . . . Why 
is Lester's locker such a popular meeting place? 
. . . Speedy Moe tells us that Advanced Algebra is 
the same as Elementary, but just a little more 
advanced . . . Rabbi Perlman's choppy but "well- 
built" sentences pack a powerful punch . . . Quack, 
quack . . . Punchy tells Goldberg that due to his 



excellence in physics he should take up ex-lax in 
college . . . Goldberg, however, is preoccupied with 
conquering the world and dividing it into spheres 
of influence for his friends . . . Goldberg: "I'll give 
you a sewer." Punchy: "A clean sewer?" Gold- 
berg: "No. A filthy, slimy one." . . . Waxy begs his 
class to stop the intermission . . . Alfred Hirsch- 
cock Presents at the Purim Chagiga . . . Rabbi 
Zuroff's favorite song: / am the Great Suspender 
. . . Mr. Kussin calls Zwillenberg the stupidest- 
looking kid he ever saw, then relents . . . George 
becomes school's first six-letter man — basketball, 
track, swimming, hopscotch, potsy, and tiddley- 
winks . . . Zwillerachi practices chopsticks every 
lunchtime . . . Scholarship test . . . Zwill goes to 
Washington — Ike decides to run . . . Sidney's 
class: Benny lectures on lewd pocket books . . . 
Macbeth test postponed for "tomorrow and tomor- 
row and tomorrow" . . . Our boys play in Madison 
Square Garden ... So who's Judge Rosenman? 
Well, um, he's a judge . . . Marty makes it in 
movies and real life . . . Rabbi Yogel asks, "Vus is 
Rock 'n' Roll?" . . . Waterguns "rain" supreme 
. . . Rabbi Gordon calls George a hat model . . . 
Lichty helps us with T.I. test but maintains he 
"will not cheat" . . . Mr. Kussin loses one topic in 
the shufile; only one? . . . Y.U. — why me? . . 
Scholarship results: Eighteen winners, and Rabb 
Zurofi" does a kozatska . . . Variety Nite (Burg 
Rubenstein, Wasserman) a great success . . 
Regents . . . Graduation . . . Proud B.T.A. Alumni, 
we go out into the world. 




YESHim imiVERStTY HIGH SCHOOL 
TALMttDICAL ACADEMY i 

MOOKLYN BHAHCH 



FUTURE 

The 1956 graduating class of Brooklyn Tal- 
mudical Academy hereby resolves to meet, please 
G-d, in twenty years, on Sunday, June 6, 1976, at 
12 noon, at the corner of Bedford and Church 
Avenues, Brooklyn, New York. 




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ACTIVITIES . 




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G.O 



^ERVING as coordinator of the numerous extra- 
^ curricular activities at Brooklyn Talmudical 
Academy, the General Organization reached an 
all-time high in student participation. The wide- 
spread interest in G.O. -sponsored activity led to 
a most successful year of accomplishment. 




fall term 




The fall term saw Hyam Wasserman assume 
the Presidency, and Lester Kershenbaum the Vice- 
Presidency. The executive council was rounded 
out with Allan Balsam's election as Secretary- 
Treasurer. Jerrold Neugeboren became Debating 
Manager, and George Falk, Athletic Manager. 

In the spring Mr. Wasserman was reelected 



Left to right, Seated: S. Horwitz, B. Weinstock, M. Strahlberg. S. 
Sussman, Vice-President L. Kershenbaum, President H. Wasserman, 
Secretary-Treasurer A. Balsam, B. Hirsch, M. Goldberg, B. Adler, 
N. Nusbacher. Standing: E. Lowenstien, D. Siegfried, S. Miller, 
C. Cantor, A. Witty, M. Strobel, H. Belman, D. Goldmacher, A. 
Fruchter, J. Levy, N. Dershowitz. 




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President, and Newton Feld gained the Vice-Pres- 
idency on a "write-in," a feat accomplished only 
once before in B.T.A.'s history. Hershel Far- 
kas was elected Secretary-Treasurer, Jerrold Neu- 
geboren, once again, Debating Manager, and 
Martin Lebowitz, Athletic Manager. 



The 1955-1956 administration carried out a 
program whereby a greater number of students, 
other than those elected to the Student Council, 
received the opportunity through membership in 
presidentially-appointed "commissions" to partici- 
pate in G.O. coordinative activity. 




spring t e r m 



Left to right. Seated: I. Kellman, B. Weinstock. M. Strahlberg, S. 
Sussman, Vice-President N. Feld, President H. Wasserman. Secre- 
tary-Treasurer H. Farkas, B. Hirsch, N. Dershowitz, J. Levy, A. 
Fruchter. Standing: M. Mednick, D. Siegfried, C. Cantor, A. 
Flamholz, H. Belman, A. Witty, S. Goldman. A. Gafni. B. Lang- 
enauer, H. Leibowitz, D. Lazar, D. Goldkrantz. 



*\S''DU7n aob)o r\7^y)^ 



Left to right: Faculty Adviser J. Strum, Vice-President L. 
Kershenbaum, President H. Wasserman, Secretary-Treas- 
urer A. Balsam. 




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Outstanding in this year's activity were the fol- 
lowing highlights: In addition to the traditional 
Chanukah Chagiga, a Purim celebration took 
place. Beautiful weather accompanied a day of 
exciting intra-mural sporting events at the Lag 
B'Omer outing. Variety Night, our school's annual 
talent show, proved to be one of the most success- 
ful yet. Of this year's assemblies, the leading were 
the filmstrip and lecture on safety by the A. A. A., 
the Yeshiva University High School Panel Discus- 




sion, the Sing (a B.T.A. first), and the student- 
faculty "debate" which turned out to be a court- 
room scene in which the student body of B.T.A. 
prosecuted the recently-married Mr. Martin Lilker 
for desertion of the "Bachelor's Club." 

B.T.A. showed itself well in the various tourna- 
ments sponsored by the Inter- Yeshiva Student 
Council of which we are a member. Our partici- 
pants brought back trophies and medals which we 
proudly display in the school building. 

The Varsity Debaters and Basketeers had suc- 
cessful seasons, the latter reaching the final round 
of the Yeshiva League playoffs at Madison Square 
Garden. 



Left to right: Secretary-Treasurer H. Farkas, President 
H. Wasserman, Vice-President N. Feld, Faculty Adviser 
J. Strum. 



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...STUDENT COURT 



fall term 



THE Student Court serves as the judicial branch 
' of student government at our school. Its five 
permanent members and one alternate are elected 
under a new system by the Student Council, after 
which the six judges choose a Chief Justice to pre- 
side at all court sessions. 

The court passes judgment on a student accused 
by a Service Squad member of violating a school 
law. When summoned to appear, the student must 
be faced by his accuser, and may speak in his own 
defense or acquire the services of a fellow student, 
a "Public Defender." The Captain of the Service 
Squad acts as prosecuting attorney. After careful 
deliberation the court hands down its verdict, and 
the student, if found guilty, must either serve de- 
tention or write an essay. 

The Student Court is a leading example of dem- 
ocratic student government in action at B.T.A. 




Lefl to right. Seated: M. Rubenstein, Chief Justice H. Gross. M. Gold- 
berg. Standing: H. Wasserman, J. Neugeboren, C. Charytan. 



xDDU^TDn, n''V^n 170P'' 



nS 



Left to right, Seated: P. Bursky, Chief Justice H. Gross, M. Press. 
Standing: B. Langenauer, S. Sussman. B. Hirsch. 





S»jS>.Hion(. 



spring term 



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^ivUetcf n i t e 




VARIETY night was established four years ago 
to give the students of B.T.A. an opportunity 
to display their theatrical and musical talents. 

The 1956 production, under the direction of 
Howard Burg and Martin Rubenstein, was both 
an entertainment triumph and a financial success. 
The evening was a potpourri of music, magic, and 
comedy. 

In addition to Burg, who acted as master of 
ceremonies and entertained at the piano, and 
Rubenstein, who took part in a guitar duet with 
Kennard Kobrin, were the following performers: 
Larry Arberman and Phil Frost, comedians; Moishe 
Goldberg and Shepsie Katz, magicians; and Aaron 
Dobin, singing guest star at the guitar. 



Larry Arberman 




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Henry Belman and Abraham Gafni joined with 
Frost and Rubenstein for vocal selections as a 
quartet. The B.T.A. band featuring Burg and Newty 
Feld (piano), Kobrin and Rubenstein (guitar), 
and Allen Mandel (drums) livened up the show. 
Steven Riskin acted as orator in The Unusual Bar 
Mitzvah. 

Highlighting the evening was a cantata on Abra- 
ham Lincoln's tragic death, entitled The Lonesome 
Train. It was conducted by Hyam Wasserman and 
narrated by Riskin. 

Mr. Samuel Gallant very ably supervised Vari- 
ety Night. Proceeds from ticket sales went to the 
G.O. 




Lejt lo right, Seated: K. Kobrin, H. Burg, 
A. Mandel. Standing: N. Feld, D. Zomick, 
M. Rubenstein. 





fall term 



Left to right, Front Row: P. Bersson, M. Geffen, Captain B. Langenauer, Vice-Presi- 
dent L. Kershenbaum, Captain N. Feld, M. Reiss, N. Bersson, J. Werblowsky. Second 
Row: N. Pugach, J. Rosenbaum, D. Lazar, R. Weinberger, P. Frost, S. Miller, J. 
Schnure, J. Sussman, M. Kellman, S. Hirsch. Third Row: M. Zinamin, M. Leibowitz, 
I. Blachor, A. Finer, P. Stein, J. Lifschitz, S. Goldrich, S. Grossbard. Fourth Row: H. 
Book, D. Goldmacher, A. Hyman, M. Weiss, A. Jacknin, J. Levy, E. Zaveloff. 




QUAD 



Or^TOD V3^va. nT:iD 



THE body whose function it is to maintain order 
and cleanliness within the school building is the 
Service Squad. 

The Service Squad is headed by two Co-Cap- 
tains, appointed by, and responsible to the Vice- 
President of the G.O. Its members are selected on 
the basis of interviews by the Vice-President and 
the Co-Captains, followed by Student Council ap- 
proval. 

This year, in order to attain greater efficiency, 
the library, study room, basement, auditorium and 
yard, in addition to the halls, were divided into 




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sections, each patrolled by a Service Squad mem- 
ber. 

This 40-member law enforcement body operates 
in cooperation with the Student Court, and was 
headed this year by Newton Feld and Bernard 
Langenauer in the fall term, and by Noel Pugach 
and Marcel Shwergold in the spring. A regulation 
instituted recently compels the Service Squad mem- 
ber to be present at Student Court meetings to 
present his account of the misdemeanor for which 
he has reported the accused. 

Much credit is due this vital organ of student 
activity. 




spring term 



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Front Row: M. Kellman, J. Schnure, E. Schuman, Captain N. Pugach. Vice-Presideni N. 
Feld, R. Weinberger, S. Stein, G. Halpern. Second Row: J. Berkowitz. H. .^bramowitz. A. 
Lebowitz, J. Levy, O. Klapper, J. Neufeld, E. Lowenstein. N. Dershowitz. S. Feigelstock, J. 
Rapaport. Third Row: D. Goldmacher, H. Yoskowitz. D. Siegfried. S. Kalz, P. Stein. M. 
Strobel, M. Weiss, E. Leibowitz. G. Salzman, B. Hirsch. Fourth Row: S. Miller, J. Pugach. 
M. Zinamin, S. Schechter, S. Goldrich. I. Blachor. J. Lowenlhal, S. Grossbard. H. Book. D. 
Lazar. Fifth Row: H. Burg, E. Siller. I. Handel. P. Frost. E. Zaveloff. M. Mednick. J. Sussman. 
A. Flamholz. D. Resnick, J. Daina, A. Jacknin. 



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TOPICS 




A YEAR and a half ago the mimeographed 
Topics Bulletin was established to supplement 
the printed Topics and give a more complete and 
up-to-date coverage of the school's news and 
events. Not content with the fulfillment of this pur- 
pose, it has opened its editorial page to comments 
by the students and its editorial staff on such items 
as B.T.A.'s Arista and the school curriculum. 

Jack Ness will take over the Bulletin editorship 
next year from Morris Goldberg, who has headed 
it since its inception. 



UNDER the editorship of Abraham B. Witty, 
and the supervision of Mr. Sidney Gold, The 
Topics completed its third year as a printed news- 
paper. As in the past, B.T.A.'s organ of student 
expression was published by the Journalism Club. 
This year witnessed a few noteworthy changes. 
Among them were the initiation of a new column, 
"Topics of the Times," the institution of a more 
aggressive editorial policy, and the adoption of a 
more conservative banner. A member of the Co- 
lumbia Scholastic Press Association, The Topics 
received a third place rating in 1955 competition. 

Left to right: Editor-in-Chief 
M. Goldberg, J. Ness, H. 
Goodman, D. Epstein. 



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Left to right: H. Wasserman, M. Press, M. 
Rabinowitz, S. Eider, H. Burg, N. Feld. 



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THIS year's edition of Kolenu, B.T.A.'s Hebrew 
literary publication, not only reflects the spirit 
and teachings of the Yeshiva, but also the journal- 
istic and artistic talents of its student contributors. 

Breaking with Kolenu's tradition of past years, 
the Editors-in-Chief, Mayer Rabinowitz and Hyam 
Wasserman, under the faculty supervision of Rabbi 
Joseph Epstein, undertook the task of transform- 
ing the publication from a purely literary journal 
to a larger and more attractive Hebrew magazine. 

Features included in this year's edition are an 
article by Mayer Rabinowitz on Rashi's Torah 
commentary, a piece by Hershel Parkas on Moroc- 
can Jewry and its cultural problems in the State of 
Israel, and an essay on the relationship between 
art and religion, by Howard Burg. 




MISHMAR 




Mishmar Organizer and Leader: Shimon Eider. 



WHEN Shimon Eider came to B.T.A. there 
was no Mishmar. Therefore, in his junior 
year, "Shimmie" organized one. Mostly through 
his unfailing efforts, attendance at the Mishmar 
grew from the scant ten or so at the first few ses- 
sions to the present average of more than forty 
students a week. 

Mishmars in B.T.A. start at 6:45 each Thurs- 
day night, giving the attending students enough 
time to eat before the start of their diligent study 
until 10 o'clock. A rabbi from the Hebrew De- 
partment is always present to give any needed help. 

If nothing more than a proof of the sincerity of 
B.T.A. students, the mishmar has admirably ac- 
complished its purpose. 



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store 





THIS marks the fourth year of the Cooperative 
' Store's existence in B.T.A. Staffed completely 
by students, who purchase its goods and keep its 
records, the Co-op is another outstanding example 
of student activity at our school. 

When it began operating four years ago in the 
President Street building, it handled only school 
supplies. It offers today, in addition, a complete 
line of household appliances. 

Student patronage has spelled success for Her- 
shel Farkas in his management of the Co-op. 





Lejt to right. Seated: A. Finer, P. Singer. Manager H. Farkas. I. Kcllman. 
A. Fruchter. Standing: S. Weiser, S. Goldman, S. Stein. H. Mandel. S. 
Schechter, J. Levy, O. Klapper. 



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ARISTA in Brooklyn Talmudical Academy 
serves a manifold purpose. As an honor so- 
ciety it is cited as a goal, which every serious- 
minded student strives to reach. In aiding poor 
students it serves to encourage high scholarship. 
Through its rigid entrance requirements (out- 
standing success in Talmud and secular studies; 
participation in extracurricular activities; approval 
by Senate [faculty board] and Assembly [present 
Arista membership]), it rewards its members with 
prestige and self-satisfaction. 



3,1 •^a:;3;io d*;:; nnziD 





Clockwise from foreground center, Seated: J, Schraub, B. Reiss, H. Mandel, M. Press, A. 
Hyman, H. Farkas, M. Gordon, Vice-Leader H. Josepher, Faculty Adviser S. Lebowitz, Leader 
M. Goldberg, Secretary M. Zwillenberg, B. Adler, M. Zinamin, S. Riskin, A. Witztum, N. Feld, 
A. Lebowitz. Left to right. Standing: J. Aufriclitig, L. Greenfeld, N. Pugach, H. Wasserman, 
A. Gafni, L. Kershenbaum, B. Langenauer, J. Neugeboren, M. Rabinowitz. M. Freiman, P. 
Bursky, S. Weiser, J. Levy, A. Fruchter. 



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Left to right. Seated: S. Sussman, B. Weinstock, Secretary M. Press, Faculty Adviser 
S. Lebowitz, Leader L. Kershenbaum, Vice-Leader A. Fruchter, S. Golshevsky. M. Strobel. 
Standing; C. Charytan, L. Raymon, O. Wachstock, E. Zaveloff. 




Total membership this past year stood at thirty- 
nine, including eight new inductees presented w ith 
their pins and certificates at a special assembly. 

Supervising the honor society is its faculty ad- 
viser, Mr. Samuel Lebowitz. The student leaders 
were: FALL TERM; Morris Goldberg. Leader: 
Herbert Josepher, Vice-Leader: Melvin Zwillen- 
berg. Secretary. SPRING TERM: Lester Kershen- 
baum, Leader: Aaron Fruchter, Vice-Leader: 
Mark Press, Secretary. 



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Le/r /o right, Seated: J. Lowenthal, Chief Librarian O. Wach- 
stock. Faculty Adviser B. Brender, Chief Librarians R. Weber 
and A. Lebowitz. Standing: A. Wolfish, M. Strahlberg, H. 
Goodman, D. Segal, S. Sussman, A. Kass, B. Pallant, B. Adler, 
S. Stein, N. Nusbacher. 



English 



LIBF 



THE English Library purchased many new 
volumes this year of both the fiction and non- 
fiction variety. Among them are current best- 
sellers including Marjorie Morningstar and Ander- 
sonville, many books on science and mathematics, 
and anthologies of plays and short stories. 

Circulation increased tremendously due to the 
publicity obtained through the Topics Bulletin and 
through the library's own publication, the Library 
Bulletin. 

Busy processing the new books, were the Chief 
Librarians, Aaron Lebowitz and Robert Weber 
(fall term), and Oscar Wachstock (spring term). 

The faculty adviser to the library is Mr. Ben 
Brender. 




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THE Hebrew Library, under the direction of 
■ Rabbi Joseph Epstein, librarian, and Shimon 
Eider, staff head, added, too, to its vast collection 
of sejarim. Among the new additions are the 
Pardes Tanach and the P.T. A. -donated Soncino 
Shas. 

A newly-instituted book agency under Seymour 
Golshevsky makes available to students sefarim at 
low prices. 

Issued once again, the library's Hebrew publica- 
tion, the Sifryon, excelled in the quality of material 
contained within its pages. 



Lejl to rifihl: S. Eider, J. Gross- 
man, L. Lundcr. 



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Hebrew 



Left to right: N. Reiss, J. Levy, H. Leibowitz, M. Strahlberg, M. Sokal. 





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Left to right. Seated: M. Goldberg, S. Riskin, H. 
Burg, L. Raymon, B. Adler, N. Nusbacher. Stand- 
ing: E. Lowenstein, C. Charytan, I. Kellman, A. 
Hyman, Debating Manager J. Neugeboren, B. Lang- 
enauer, R. Bloch. 



DEBATING is an essential phase of extracur- 
ricular activity in that it trains the student 
in speaking before an audience. The intra-mural 
(inter-class) program is a type of "farm system" 
for the Varsity Debating team, which competes 
against other high school teams. 

In the intra-mural program, the classes are di- 
vided into two leagues, the freshman and sopho- 
more classes forming the Junior League, and the 
junior and senior classes comprising the Senior 
League. At each term's end the two league cham- 
pions face each other in a debate for the school 
title. 




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B.T.A.'s varsity (interscholastic) team, repre- 
senting the school in the Inter-Yeshiva High School 
Student Council Debating League, compiled a fine 
record this past year. It suffered its only defeat at 
the hands of Flatbush, \^hile defeating among 
others, its perennial rival, T.A. Uptown, and for 
the first time, Central Yeshiva. 

Highlighting the debating season were the in- 
troduction of a supplementary Junior Varsity team, 
and the staging of a student-faculty debate, which 
took the form of a mock courtroom trial. 

Jerrold Neugeboren, School Debating Manager, 
supervised the season's entire program. 




Left to right. Seated: A. Hyman, C. Charytan. 
M. Goldberg, B. Langenauer, R. Bloch. Stand- 
ing: H. Burg, L. Raymon, N. Feld, Debating 
Manager J. Neugeboren, S. Riskin. 



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BROOKLYN Talmudical's Varsity basketeers 
completed a thrill-packed season on March 14, 
with their third Jewish High School League 
championship appearance at Madison Square Gar- 
den in four years. Though beaten in that final con- 
test by their chief rivals, Manhattan Talmudical, 
55-44, the Varsity staged an impressive 1955-1956 
showing, and was spurred on throughout the 
schedule by terrific student support. 

Off to a slow start with a new coach, Abby 
Gewirtz, our hoopsters dropped their first two 




At the Garden 



league contests to Manhattan Talmudical and Flat- 
bush Yeshiva. The third contest of the year, how- 
ever, a 41-35 victory over R.J. J., proved to be 
the turning point of the season; for from then on 
the Varsity played top-flight ball, with, perhaps, 
the best team-work in the league. They defeated 




Lejt to right, Front Row: M. Kaplan, G. Falk, B. Langenauer, Captain H. 
Josepher, J. Levine, K. Kobrin. Second Row: Trainer J. Heimowitz, D. Levine, 
Statistician L. Beer, M. Hochman, M. Ostrow, Athletic Manager M. Lebowitz, 
Scorer J. Schraub. Third Row: D. Primmer, S. Krochmal, J. Neugeboren, S. 
Kramer, H. Lerner. Missing: H. Parkas. 




♦ 



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Ramaz twice, R.J.J, once more, split with H.I.L.I.. 
and lost a close one to M.T.A. The most thrilling, 
ten.sion-filled engagement of the year took place at 
mid-season when B.T.A. lost to Flatbush in the 
final seconds of the game, 53-52. 

After ending the season in third place with a 
5-5 record, the team avenged the two earlier 
defeats by trouncing Flatbush solidly in the 
J.H.S.L. play-off semi-finals 61-47, thus reaching 
the Garden championship round. 

In- non-League tilts, B.T.A. compiled a not-too- 
impressive 2-4 record. 

The season's leading scorers were Hesh Farkas. 
a junior, and Herbie Josepher, a senior, who aver- 
aged 16.2 and 14.9 points a game, respectively. 

Although no all-star game was played, four of 
our Varsity members were named to the J.H.S.L. 
all-star team. They are: Farkas, Josepher. Bernie 
Langenauer, and Jerry Levine. 

Jerry Schraub was the official B.T.A. scorer, 
and Leon Beer, official statistician. Jake Hymowitz 
served as trainer, and Marty Lebowitz as team 
manager. Special credit is due the team's new 
coach, Abby Gewirtz. 




Victory over Flatbush — 

Garden here we come 



Season's Sco 


ring Totals 




Sea 


son's Record 






G 


P 


Av. 










Farkas 


17 


276 


16.2 


65 


Bedford Park 


34 


Josepher 


17 


254 


14.9 


57 


Alumni 




40 


Langenauer 


18 


134 


7.4 


14 


M.T.A. 




43* 


Neugeboren 


18 


83 


4.6 


36 


Flatbush 




51* 


Kaplan 


13 


53 


4.1 


41 


R.J.J. 




35* 


J. Levine 


15 


33 


2.2 


62 


Colby 




68 


Falk 


11 


16 


1.5 


58 


H.LL.L 




57* 


Hochman 


6 


5 


0.8 


56 


Ramaz 




46* 


D. Levine 


7 


4 


0.6 


52 


Flatbush 




53* 


Kobrin 


10 


5 


0.5 


48 


Ramaz 




42* 


Kramer 


13 


6 


0.5 


40 


Brooklyn 


Friends 


68 


Frimmer 


6 


2 


0.3 


38 


Rhodes 




47 


Lerner 


11 


3 


0.3 


47 


H.LL.L 




57* 


Ostrow 


8 





0.0 


57 


Brooklyn 


Friends 


63 


Krochmal 


5 





0.0 


46 

52 
61 

44 

874 


M.T.A. 
R.J.J. 
Flatbush 
M.T.A. 




52* 
36* 
47** 
55*» 

894 










"League Game 














** Playoff Game 







Varsity Co-Captains: Bernie Langenauer and Herbie Josepher. 




JoV, 



As a training ground for future Varsity basket- 
ball players, the J.V. plays an important role 
in B.T.A. athletics. 

This past year, the J.V., playing without an offi- 
cial coach, compiled a 4-2 record. They racked up 
victories over three local boys' clubs, the Spirits, 
Rams, and Cubs, and defeated B.T.A.'s senior 
class team. The two losses came at the hands of the 
Prophets and Brooklyn Friends' Junior Varsity 
team. 




Left to right. Seated: H. 
Fruchter, P. Bursky, J. Lifschitz, 
A. Hyman, J. Werblowsky. 
Standing: N. Dershowitz, A. 
Fruchter, Athletic Manager M. 
Lebowitz, H. Yoskowitz, D. 
Gold, U. Gottesman. 




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Intta^ MuraL 




THE highlight of this year's intra-mural athletic 
' program was the institution of a point system 
for all events. Put into operation by fall term Ath- 
letic Manager, George Falk, and maintained by 
Marty Lebowitz, his spring successor, the system 
awards points on a 5-3-1 basis for first, second, 
and third place finishes in each phase of competi- 
tion. The class receiving the largest total of points 
is the intra-mural champion. 

Following an established custom, the Lag 
B'Omer outing featured the intra-mural Softball 
championship contest, in addition to many other 
athletic events. 

The wide variety of sports which includes base- 
ball, basketball, football, slapball, foul-shooting, 
handball, ping-pong, tennis, and track, affords 
each student the opportunity to participate in his 
desired activity. 



1955-1956 Intra-Mural Winners 
Intra-Muial Championship — Class 7b-8b 
Baseball— 8b 
Basketball — 7a, 4b 
Football~7b 
Foul-Shooting — 7a, 4b 
Slapball— 7b 
Ping-Pong — Marty Lebowitz 




WHAT DO I SEE? 



ALL FOR NAUGHT 



by MARTIN GORDON 

/ walk along the ground (I look down) 

A nd what do I see? 

I see many variations of colors; 

I see things that are alive, 

I see things that are dead; 

I see things that were alive, and are now dead; 

I see things that are dead, and never were alive; 

I see beings that are at my mercy as I step, 

Whose last shrill cry, as I stamp my foot 

Bothers me not, for I hear it not; 

I am a giant in a miniature world — 

In a miniature society. 

I walk along the ground (I look up) 

A nd what do I see? 

I see many variations of colors, 

Blue, gray, white; 

I see clouds which form images as I stare; 

I lower my head, 

I look around, and what do I see? 

I see green trees against the sunny sky; 

I see endless bodies of beautiful, sparkling 

water; 
I see birds, against the trees, against the sky; 

I look up, down and around, 
I see life, beauty, strength; 
What do I see? 
I see G-d. 



by ROBERT WEBER 

Men strike and strive for fortunes bold, 
Men trample over spirits old, 
To reach and hold their great reward. 
And then to lose it all for naught. 

They who reek from smell of death. 
They who fortune have never met. 
Bad or good they buy and are bought, 
A nd then to lose it all for naught. 

Learned men who learn the law. 
Men whose knowledge all adore, 
Gain acclaim and praise, and yet 
It soon is lost, it's all for naught. 

The lovely rose which held my grace, 
Whose beauty laid the sun's to waste 
Is gone, and though I dread the thought, 
I know what I have is all for naught. 




LITERATURE 



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^^Kici^;; 







I~MUNAH is a Hebrew word which simply 
means faith. Webster's Unabridged Dictionary 
defines faith as a "deeply rooted trust in G-d and 
his goodness." However, faith is a great deal more 
than that. It is that quality which makes the weak 
strong and the cowardly brave. Let me tell you of 
an incident in my life — an incident which demon- 
strates the marvelous power of emunah. 

In the European town (shtehtl) in which I was 
born, our lives were inextricably bound to the tra- 
ditions of our fathers. My first memories are those 
of the wonderful peace which descended upon our 
home with the arrival of the Sabbath. Once a week, 
amid the redolence of the many Sabbath delicacies, 
our trivial cares and worries were forgotten. The 
Sabbath was a day of rest, of holiness, of rejoicing, 
of communion with the Almighty G-d himself. This 
was the spirit pervading our household not only on 
the Sabbath, but also on every one of the many 
holidays throughout the year. It was especially so 
on Passover. 

It is during the Passover of my sixth year that 
my story begins. The holiday was being ceremoni- 
ously ushered in, and with it came the first signs 
of spring. The house was immaculately clean, 
matzohs were baking in the oven, and we were all 



bedecked in our best finery. The first two days 
passed quickly — too quickly for a little boy who 
would have to attend cheder as soon as the Inter- 
mediate days would begin. And so, the first day of 
Choi Hamoed arrived, and I set out for cheder. 

I had been attending the Hebrew school since 
I was five. The Rabbi taught everything from the 
Aleph Bes to Chumash. We were a class of fifteen 
boys ranging in age from five to ten years. The 
teacher's name was Reb Samson, and what an in- 
congruous appellation it was! Samson of the Bible 
was a great judge and leader of his people. He 
was the tallest and bravest of men. It is said that 
he had the strength of a lion. Our Reb Samson 
was the exact antithesis. He was short, scarcely 
five feet in height, and very slight of build. He had 
a sparse beard and a high squeaky voice. More- 
over, he was constantly being scolded by his wife 
for their monetary difficulties. In addition to all 
this, he was continually tormented by his students, 
the natural object of all our practical jokes. How- 
ever, he was a sincerely religious man, and man- 
aged to instill within us a great love for G-d and 
his Torah, without our even realizing it. 

And so it was, that on this first of the Intermedi- 
ate days of Passover, I set out for cheder. That 



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a ft 







by STEVEN RISKIN 




morning, as every morning before lunch, Reb Sam- 
son recited with us our prayers. We were not yet 
old enough to learn Chumash, and so we each re- 
peated the many prayers in praise of the Lord. 
Being youngsters, we found this tedious after a 
while, and we began to yearn for play outdoors. 
It was about one hour before lunch, and Reb Sam- 
son began reading the Shmone Esre. We were ex- 
pected to follow in our prayer books. 

Reb Samson started. "Blessed art thou, O Lord 
our G-d and G-d of our fathers, G-d of Abraham 
. . ." Suddenly we heard a great deal of noise. The 
school was situated just two small blocks from the 
market place, and we could hear the crashing of 
glass very distinctly, coupled with the sound of 
loud and raucous Polish voices. Screams rent the 
air, and the sound of running feet came to my ears. 
It was a pogrom! I wanted to cry, to run home, 
but somehow I sat still in stark terror. And then 
I looked at Reb Samson; for it suddenly occurred 
to me that despite all the bedlam he had never 
once stopped reading from the siddur. He sat erect 
and recited in a clear, firm voice, although his face 
was extremely pale. I began to listen and heard, 
"O King, Helper, Saviour, and Shield. Blessed art 
Thou, O Lord, the Shield of Abraham." He told 



us to repeat what he had read, and we did so in 
unison. We found strength in those words which 
caused us to forget our fears, and our prayers 
drowned out the voices of the drunken peasants. 
Reb Samson led us until evening when the assail- 
ants finally left. 

Six months later my family set out for America. 
Many years have elapsed since that eventful Pass- 
over day in the little European town. In the course 
of my work I have had occasion to meet many 
brave and strong men. However, as long as I live 
I shall never forget my rebbi in the cheder, the 
strongest and bravest of them all — a veritable 
Samson. 




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MAN'S 



Purpose 



I X 



Life 



by MARTIN GORDON 



AS one nears full maturity, he reflects upon his 
i past and looks toward his future. In doing so, 
he finds before him a very basic question, which 
concerns him to the extent of his maturity. That 
question is: "What is man's purpose in life?" 

By no means can such a question be briefly an- 
swered. For the purpose and essence of life is in 
the Torah; the vast amount of Jewish learning 
which finds its way back through the ages on the 
chain of the Masorah, to the revelation on Mt. 
Sinai. However, based upon what I have learned, 
seen, studied, and understood, in the world about 
me, I make a humble attempt to briefly record 
what I find in my heart. 

An individual may feel that pleasure and enjoy- 
ment is his sole object in life. To gain that end he 
must naturally survive. And he works for that sur- 
vival, and for that of his family, perhaps. His pleas- 
ure in life is present in the form of anxiousness 
before its fulfillment, enjoyment during its fulfill- 
ment, and fading memories after its fulfillment. 
He meets his death accompanied by fading mem- 
ories alone. He has attained no lasting value in 
life. His death has but deprived him of transient 
satisfaction. And what is more futile? 

One who finds life's purpose religiously, in G-d, 
has reason in living and reason in wanting to live. 
And when he passes on he finds happiness, and 
yields to his loved ones consolation and encour- 
agement. 

He lives guided by the Torah, and love and awe 
for the Almighty. He lives guided by avoda, by 
tfilla, by service, by praises for, and supplications 
to the Almighty. He lives guided by gmillus hasa- 
dim, by kindliness, by the practice of charity to- 



ward his fellow beings, the creations of the Al- 
mighty. 

He too enjoys the common things that G-d cre- 
ated for man's use. But in these everyday experi- 
ences, in business or in pleasure, he aims at an 
eternal goal. He lives a chaye olain, rather than a 
chaye shaa, and finds his greatest pleasure, a last- 
ing pleasure, in the fervent study of the Torah, and 
in the love and devotion to the Holy One Blessed 
Be He, exhibited in the earnestness with which he 
performs G-d's mitsvos. 

The goal he aims for in life is eternal, not mo- 
mentary. He aims at bettering himself spiritually, 
so that rather than fading memories and a crude 
soul his total accomplishment at death, lasting 
values, and a perfected soul more sanctified than 
at birth are attained. He realizes that a materialist- 
ically successful man who does not fear G-d is, 
as David recorded in the Psalms, "like the beasts 
that perish." He understands that his intelligence 
alone distinguishes him from the animal, and that 
G-d created him "but little lower than the angels." 
And he uses this intelligence and understanding to 
bring himself closer to G-d who put him on this 
earth, closer to G-d who records his every action 
on this earth, closer to G-d who will remove him 
from this earth, and before whom he is destined 
to account for his every action. 

And while he serves the Almighty daily, he 
prays, "O save me for thy mercy's sake. For in 
death there is no remembrance of thee. In the 
grave, who shall give thanks unto thee?" And yet, 
when his time to depart does arrive, and he meets 
his creator whom he served, he finds his reward 
for a righteous, Torah-true life in this world — 
eternal peace and happiness in the next. 



^OK^e^^MK^ 0^ a 



by JOSEPH BAKAL 




TOtcten, 



■ N disgust, I flung my pen down and angrily shut 

■ my writing pad. Hastily, I went to bed. It was 
late at night. 

That was the nth time I had tried vainly to 
compose some literary work worthy of submission 
to my graduate journal. 

As I unsuccessfully tried to fall asleep that night, 
a whole stream of regretful and frustrated thoughts 
welled up in my mind. 

I attempted to analyze scientifically the causes 
for my inability to write anything worthwhile. 




that the same set of difficulties, imperfections and 
handicaps confronted the other fellows in the 
school who had succeeded in submitting material 
for consideration for possible inclusion in the grad- 
uate annual. 

This single thought or truth filled me with the 
feeling that I was probably rationalizing too much 
and writing too little. With renewed firmness of 
purpose I decided I would again strive to write 
something of value. With this thought and convic- 
tion I gradually fell asleep. 

The next days were filled with many hours of 
searching my brain, environment, and books for 
possible things to write about. However, as the 
days slowly crept by and the deadline for submit- 
ting manuscripts drew closer, I became convinced 
that all I could ever write was a confession of my 
failure at creative writing. 



I thought my failure was possibly due to the 
fact that since by nature I am a perfectionist, I had 
been and was trying too hard to be tops. In addi- 
tion to that, this was my first real experience with 
an attempt at creative writing. In my school career 
practically all the writing I had done had been of 
the factual or critical variety. This first real fling 
at creative composition was indeed a new and diffi- 
cult thing. Another reason for my apparent failure 
was that the subject matter I could write about was 
severely restricted because of my limited experi- 
ence and education. I was also greatly hampered 
by my highly imperfect technical skill. 

As I turned over these reasons — or excuses if 
you wish — in my mind, the thought occurred to me 




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"S' 



*HMUEL, it looks peaceful out there." 
"Yes Dan, too peaceful." 

The two men lay sprawled behind a rock barrier, 
and looked over the muzzle of their machine gun 
at the barren ground before them. On their uni- 
forms were the insignia of the Israeli army. Turning 
over on his back, Shmuel stared with dark sunken 
eyes at the blue cloudless sky. A thin wind whis- 
pered along the ground swirling up sand and stones 
and spraying them around his feet. Placing his sun- 
burned hand in the sand Shmuel scooped up a 
handful and let it sift through his fingers. 

"Dan, how long have we been fighting?" 

"Since the beginning of time, Shmuel," came 
the reply. 

"No, I mean now, Dan." 

"A year or two, why?" 

"Oh, I was just thinking." 

Dan, with one hand on the stock of his gun, 
glanced back at his friend. 

"Getting tired, Shmuel?" 

Shmuel swung around and looked deep into 
Dan's eyes. 

"Aren't you . . . aren't you tired of fighting? 
Wouldn't you like to be back in Ramat-Gan work- 
ing in the fields instead of lying in this cold sand 
waiting for the Arabs to come so we can kill 
them?" 

"Yes Shmuel, I'm tired; but being tired is not 
the whole thing. Think back, Shmuel, think of the 
people who wandered in the desert for forty years; 
think of the people who fought and starved in 
strange lands. They were tired too, Shmuel, but 
they didn't stop. They fought and died so that we 
could live in peace; now we must fight so our 
children can live in peace." 

"Peace," scorned Shmuel. "How can we live in 
peace when our enemies burden us with war? Dan, 
these people we fight are greedy, yet we must fight 
them. But we are so small and insignificant com- 
pared to some of the enemy countries. And help, 
why should anyone want to help us? Jews? they'd 
rather spit first." 



Faith Is 



by 



"Shmuel . . . Shmuel, don't be so bitter. Remem- 
ber what the Rabbi said yesterday when he came 
to visit us? He said that we're strong, strong in 
soul, strong in religion, strong in hope. Shmuel, 
we have a spirit to fight with, and a land to fight 
for. We know we must win, we believe we will 
win." 

"Belief and hope do not kill Arabs." 

"No Shmuel, it does not kill Arabs, but it builds 
Jews. It builds a strong land. It builds something 
finer than hate — love." 

Shmuel thought. He thought of Hannah with the 
blue eyes whom he had met before the war. He 
loved Hannah, and someday hoped to marry her. 
But now he must fight; he must not be tired. He 
thought of what Dan had said. 

Suddenly, Shmuel felt encouraged, fresh, as 

though something fine had swept through his body. 

Turning over on his stomach he smiled and joined 

his friend watching the barren land before them. 
* * * 

In the barracks the two friends, getting dressed, 
talked over their plans for leave. 

"Where are you going, Dan?" 

"Oh, to see my mother and sister. Aren't you 
going home?" 

"Well yes, but I want to see Hannah first . . . and 
. . . ask her to marry me." 

"But . . . Shmuel, I thought you were going to 
wait until after the war?" 

Standing, Shmuel walked over to the shattered 
window and looked out. "Dan, do you think I'm 
wrong in asking her now?" 



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MIGHT 



ROBERT WEBER 



"I don't know, Shmuel. It does make it tough 
on her now." 

"I know, Dan, but . . ." 

"If you can't wait, I guess . . . it's up to her." 

That afternoon the two friends parted. Dan 
headed for Ramat-Gan and Shmuel for Hannah, 

who served as a nurse in a hospital in S'fad. 

* * * 

At the desk, they told Shmuel that Hannah 
would be off in an hour, so he went out and 
strolled around the streets. It was a small town, 
crowded and dirty. 

"My G-d," whispered Shmuel, "will we ever be 
able to clean this up, so that we can eat and live in 
clean houses and not be afraid?" He stopped off at 
a book store and bought some back newspapers. 
Strolling through the town the helplessness hit him 
with the smell of decay. When he returned to the 
hospital, his heart was filled with misery and the 
feeling of defeat. But when he saw Hannah coming 
down the steps he felt good again. Her presence 
was like that of a fresh flower in a garden of weeds. 

"Hello Shmuel." Her voice was soft and sweet. 

"Hello Hannah, you're looking good." 

"Thank you, Shmuel, but my hair is in a mess." 

Clasping hands, the two walked toward Han- 
nah's home on the other side of town. 

"I've missed you Shmuel." 

"I've missed you too Hannah, very much." 

An old woman passing by smiled warmly and 
blessed G-d and life. 

The chirp of little insects sprang from the dark- 
ness as the two figures sat together on the porch. 



Hannah stared at the man she loved and knew 
what she had to say. 

"Shmuel, I love you ... I love you very much. 
I'd be very proud to be your wife. But our lives are 
too important to our land now. Getting married 
will take our minds away from our work. They 
need all the nurses they can get and we work some- 
times twenty-four hours a day. Oh don't you see 
darling, there are so many of them and so few of 
us. Only if we give our soul and spirit to our cause 
can we win. Then my dear, we can think of our- 
selves." 

Shmuel turned to Hannah to speak, but the 

words never came. They sat together in silence. 
* * * 

"Shmuel," came the call from across the hall. 
Shmuel turned and saw his friend Dan running 
toward him. 

"How's Hannah? Did you ask her? Did she 
accept?" 

"She's fine, and she accepted. We're getting mar- 
ried the day after we beat the Arabs." 




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I 



"Hello Dan . . . you look good . . . how's Shmuel? 
. . . good, he's a good boy . . . poor Noah . . . how's 
the food Dan? ... do you get enough to eat? . . . 
Leah is fine . . . she's working in the plant . . . 
she's been seeing that young Aaron . ■. . he's a flier 
in the air force . . . Oh dear, so many good boys 
are fighting . . . how long can you stay? only two 
days? . . . it's such a short time, Dan ... I prayed 
so much that the fighting wouldn't come, but . . . 
Oh Dan, my son . . . G-d bless you ... be careful 
Dan, Dan . . . Dan . . . Dan, my son . . . Dan . . ." 

"Mother . . . mother . . . mom . . ! ! !" 

Shmuel awoke with a start and stared at his 
friend. Sweat poured down Dan's face and his 
hands went to his head. 

"Dan, what's the matter?" 

"Matter? nothing, nothing Shmuel . . . just a 
dream." 

Shmuel shrugged his shoulders and turned over, 
but Dan's white face remained in his thoughts. 

It was the next afternoon that the news came. 
Dan was away when the messenger came to their 
position. He asked for Dan and when Shmuel told 
him that Dan would be back soon, the messenger 
settled back to wait. 

"Is it important?" 

"Very." 

"Can't you tell me?" 

"Sorry, but it's personal." 

Shmuel looked at the messenger. The man's face 
was white and nervous. 

"What's the matter? Can't you tell me? I'm his 
friend." 

"It's bad news." 

"How bad?" 

"Well . . . it's about his mother, she . . ." 

A voice broke through the nervous stillness. 

"Whose mother?" 

Both men turned at the voice. Dan walked over 
to his friend and glanced at the messenger. 

"Are you Dan Sherberg?" 

"Yes, why?" 

"I have a message for you." 



The messenger handed a slip of paper to Dan, 
then turned and walked away. 

Shmuel watched his friend's face turn white as 
he read the note. 

"My mother's sick, Shmuel, I've got to go to 
her." 

Dropping the note, Dan ran off toward head- 
quarters. 

Dan stood over his mother's bed and looked at 
the small white figure. The cold truth hit him and 
sent his mind falling into a backness of grief and 
despair. He had come too late. 

Later, with the night air blowing in his face, 
Dan remembered his dream and looked up into 
the black sky. Leah would be all alone on the farm. 
He would have to leave the army . . . 

"Dan . . ." 

The voice was sad and yet full of love and 
understanding, and the hand was warm. His sister 
touched his shoulder. Turning, Dan finally let out 
his emotions and he fell against her, his sobs com- 
ing from his great anxiety. After a while he straight- 
ened up. 

"I'm acting like a child, Leah." 

"No Dan, you're acting like a man who has just 
lost his mother. I cried too, Dan, but we must not 
forget our responsibilities. She has given us her 
life. Now we must continue on as she would have 
us do." 

"What about the farm?" 

"I'll get somebody to help me, Dan. You must 
stay in the army." 

Her soothing voice quieted his fears and he felt 
strong again. Arm in arm, sister and brother walked 
into the night. 



Shmuel, when he heard the news, did not expect 
to see his friend back so soon. Yet here they were, 
sprawled among the rocks behind their machine 
gun. His friend had little to say, and Shmuel felt 
that he knew why Dan was here. He smiled and 



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felt good that he was alive, and even more that 
he was a Jew. 

* * * 

The two figures lay motionless behind their gun. 
Shmuel snored lightly as Dan sighed and stared 
into the darkness. Behind them, unseen and un- 
heard, a hidden figure crawled up through the 
rocks. Behind him another, and another, and an- 
other. In their eyes hate, in their hands arms from 

an alien country. 

* * * 

The officer climbed up the rock barrier as the 
rising sun disappeared behind the clouds. The last 
posts had reported rifle shots during the night but 
nobody could confirm them. The officer stopped. No 
voice challenged him. Probably asleep, he thought. 
Casually, the officer stepped up, then stopped. His 
composure was lost, and in its place came a look 
of horror. Running over to the sprawled figures he 
bent down. The blood had stopped pouring but 
the sight sickened him. Both were shot through 
the back. They hadn't had a chance. The officer 
stood up and steadied himself against a tree. 



After the two bodies were carried away, a short 
stocky man with the mark of a captain walked 
out to the edge of the rocks and stopped. He 
looked at the two new men and then at the sky. 

"G-d, I know what must happen must happen. 
Our lives are in your hands. Those two soldiers 
we just carried away were two of the finest. They 
both have families and I regret deeply having to 
tell them. Is this the price of faith? Must brave 
men die? Must we fight on hopelessly? Forgive me 
... I am just an old man who has seen too much 
grief. You are one, and we are fighting with one 
heart and one mind. I come to you to ask. Will 
many more brave men die?" 

The grey sky stared at the short man and a cool 
wind whipped through his open jacket. 

"We believe this, that through our faith we will 
win. Protect our men Almighty, they are your chil- 
dren and now they look up to you for guidance." 

Suddenly a break appeared in the clouds. A ray 
of sunshine shone down upon the barren rocks. 
The ray slanted down upon him and the short man 
smiled. Turning, he walked away, his head high, 
his heart full with the joy of religion and faith. 




73 



THE 





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%/OU'VE heard of the big mystery, haven't you? 
' No? You haven't? Well, then, let me tell you 
about it. 

It all centers around the strange disappearance 
of Samuel Kan, a freshman at Yeshiva University. 
Sam was a friendly fellow. He wasn't a poor stu- 
dent, but he didn't appear to be a genius either. 
He was just average, one whom you normally 
wouldn't give a second thought to. The only odd 
thing about him was that never once during his 
entire stay at Yeshiva University did he take ill. 
He never even suffered from a toothache or a cold. 

One day the janitor saw him walking into the 
physics lab after school hours. There was nothing 
unusual about this, as Sam occasionally did some 
lab work at night. Suddenly, however, there was a 
bright flash of light that almost blinded the janitor. 



He raced towards the laboratory, thinking that Sam 
had accidentally set off an explosion. When he 
reached there he found that no explosion had taken 
place; but the lab was empty. All that he found 
was a pile of fused and twisted electronic equip- 
ment, and an envelope made of some strange plas- 
tic-like material. There wasn't a trace of Sam. The 
janitor brought the envelope to the dean, and what 
was found in it was surprising to say the least! 

In the envelope was a letter in Sam Kan's neat, 
meticulous handwriting, written upon a sheet of 
that strange plastic material. Here is what the letter 
said: 

"To whom it may concern: 

By the time you read this you will be engaged 
in a futile attempt to explain my disappearance. 
I am writing this explanation to save you the trou- 
ble my disappearance would no doubt cause. 

"You will not find me, for I have returned to 
my own era, two hundred years in the future. Yes, 
two hundred years in the future. 

"I returned to your time in a machine which 



APPEARAN 



C£ 



by MELVIN ZWILLENBERG 



was developed about five years ago (my time — in 
2151 ). My purpose was to make a one year study 
of the culture and social institutions of your period, 
for my thesis in social anthropology at the univer- 
sity I attend here. 

'"I find that time has wrought great changes 
in 200 years. The holocaust of an atomic war 
which you so fear was avoided, largely because of 
that fear. Fear of the Hydrogen Bomb, and the re- 
placement of automobiles by helicopters for per- 
sonal transportation, has led to the dispersal of 
residential areas away from the cities, throughout 
the countryside, each family living several miles 
from the next. Only the industries and the schools 
have remained concentrated in the deserted cities, 
and these have gone underground, the workers and 
students commuting from their homes by helicop- 
ter. The same happened in Russia, with the result 
that the Communist dictatorship fell apart; for a 
dictatorial form of government can be maintained 
only when the population is concentrated in cities 
where it can be kept under constant surveillance. 

"Freed from the threat of war, science, which 
had heretofore been devoted to finding ways to 
destroy man has turned to his betterment. Most 
diseases have been conquered, among them the 
omnipresent common cold. 

"When people became accustomed to living so 



far apart, the population increased and began 
to cause what was considered unbearable crowd- 
ing. The answer came in 1978, when the first 
manned rocket reached the moon. Within thirty 
years Mars and Venus were also reached. 

"By this time there was already a thriving colony 
on the Earth's satellite. Within a century the 
Moon's surface was dotted with the hermetically 
sealed domes of numerous colonies. 

"As the population grew, many terrestrial uni- 
versities established branches there. Among them 
was Yeshiva University, whose lunar branch which 
I attended was established in 2130. 

"Although time has changed both the curricu- 
lum and the teaching methods to some e.xtent. you 
would still recognize them. The burden of studies 
on the students has been reduced by the "Sleep- 
learner,' a rudimentary version of which was ex- 
perimented with as far back as 1955. This machine 
enables students to learn as they sleep, with perfect 
recall. However, it was found that for Torah and 
Talmudic subjects, the machine does not work. A 
student may memorize a lesson, but he misses 
most of the finer meanings and inspirational quali- 
ties of the Torah. The 'Sleeplearner.' therefore, 
is used only for secular studies such as History. 
Advanced Mathematics, Nuclear Physics and many 
other subjects, while for Yeshiva studies, the same 



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methods that have been used for thousands of 
years are maintained. 

"At Yeshiva University's lunar branch the stu- 
dents spend five hours, from 8:00 L.S.T. to 13:00 
studying Talmud. (The twenty -four hour clock is 
employed.) From 14:00 to 19:00 they work in the 
university's hydroponics farm, its nuclear reactor, 
or on laboratory work. All the other subjects are 
studied as they sleep, through the 'Sleeplearner." 

"When I volunteered to spend a year in your 
era to prepare my thesis in anthropology, I re- 
ceived an intensive course in the manners, speech 
and customs of your time. From our museum a 
sufficient amount of your currency was obtained 
to pay my expenses. Records were prepared which 
would ensure my admission to your school. 

"I boarded a rocket that took me from the moon 
to the area near what used to be New York City. 
There I set up the machine that projected me to 
your era. Since the machine itself does not travel 



through time, I had to build another one here for 
my return. Since I had to use imperfect parts it will 
fuse unrecognizably after I use it. This week I 
finished my work here, and so am returning to my 
own era. 
Farewell." 

"Samuel Kan" 

Well, you probably think this is all a hoax. So 
did the police. But when they tried to trace the 
home address given on Kan's records, they found 
that nobody of his description had ever lived there. 
Nobody knows for sure where he came from, and 
nobody knows for sure where he has gone. It 
seems that he simply appeared out of nowhere and 
vanished into nowhere. 

What really happened? Was this a well planned 
hoax, or is it that truth is often stranger than 
fiction? 

What do you think? 




76 



IN MOCK 




MEMORIUM 



by MORTON FREIMAN 



MELVIN Chelydra Serpentina arrived at 
■ B.T.A. on May 2, 1955. Despite his shy- 
ness he gained the friendship of both students and 
facuhy. A chopped egg sandwich, apple, and a 
chocolate bar were all part of his varied diet. I 
requested that if Melvin should leave us before the 
summer, arrangements be made that his body be 
willed to me. And so it was. 

One morning late in May I approached the lab 
closet with caution. Melvin was residing there for 
the weekend. I could almost see his snapping jaws 
waiting for me with a smile. But a smile it wasn't, 
not even a grin. Melvin Chelydra Serpentina was 
dead! Sadly, I took the trough, aluminum foil, and 
alcohol which were very close by and made a most 
interesting package marked, "Not to be opened till 
after Regents." And it wasn't. 

Summer vacation finally arrived. Jay Kloner 
helped me with the dissection that first day. Gently 
the aluminum foil was removed from Melvin's 
motionless body, which I hadn't seen for a month. 
He appeared the same but smelled quite differ- 
ently. Hot and muggy air made matters even 
worse. The first problem facing us was where to 
start cutting. After a careful inspection of Melvin's 
body a decision was made to remove his lower 
plate first. The end of the scalpel was lost inside 
Melvin's body in an attempt to work from the 
inside out. Rabbi Zuroff appeared just then for a 
brief visit. Ushers were needed for graduation the 
coming evening. We seemed to be good prospects 
but I didn't think I could deodorize by nightfall. 

Melvin was difficult to get along with. Scalpels, 
tweezers and other instruments were useless in his 
case. Recalling my mother's excellent way of dis- 



secting a chicken, I grasped Melvin's head while 
Jay grasped his shell. On the count of three the 
head bone was disconnected from the neck bone 
and the neck bone disconnected from the shoulder 
bone. In the same way all major parts were dis- 
connected from each other. 

Work progressed the next few days at my home. 
Gradually all meat particles were removed from 
the bones, which numbered approximately 200. 
It is a simple task to dissect an animal as long as 
his eyes are closed. 

But when the skin was removed from Melvin's 
head I felt a little uneasy. No matter where I 
moved he kept looking at me. That wouldn't have 
been so strange if I were not holding the rest of his 
body at the other end of the table. 

Assembling the bones was difficult. A manual 
was lacking and Melvin was put together with 
logic and Duco Cement. He hung for days on the 
clothes line over the bathtub. There 1 worked on 
Melvin from the bottom to keep him in a standing 
position. 

July 4, 1955. was a memorable day. Melvin was 
together again. He was suffering, however, from 
a deficiency of skin. His companionship through- 
out the summer was indeed a pleasure. 

On September 12. 1955. Melvin Chelydra Ser- 
pentina arrived once again at B.T.A., only this 
time there were no egg sandwiches for him. or 
water to swim in. He was hardly recognized by his 
friends who had known him so well. Melvin 
greeted them with a smile and he smiles to this 
day in the tomb which was so neatly prepared for 
his final resting place in the hallway of Brooklyn 
Talmudical .Academy. 



77 




CHA 



by MORRIS GOLDBERG 



THE sun was going down. 
That was the first thought he had. He knew 
the sun was going down. Knew it beyond a shadow 
of a doubt because there was a tree next to where 
he was lying on the field, and when he turned his 
head he saw its shadow. A long shadow, many 
times longer than the tree itself . The kind of shadow 
cast when the day is almost over. 

It was evening then, and he was in Israel. That 
was something else he knew. It was important that 
he was in Israel, and even more important was the 
fact that he knew. 

But he couldn't remember why. He tried hard. 
He tried harder than he had ever tried to do any- 
thing before. And all to no avail. He kept on 
searching his mind, trying to remember — until the 
darkness came again . . . 

A thought. From the inky blackness that was 
his mind. A selfish thought. He knew that the 
moment it came to him. But he couldn't help him- 
self, for it was the only thought he had. 



A pain. Like a thousand tiny knives in his left 
shoulder, cutting his hand, slicing his whole arm 
into little bundles of sharp, biting pain. But he 
shouldn't be thinking about such things when there 
were the others to worry about . . . 

Another thought. Sharp. Clear. There had been 
other men. He didn't know what they had been 
doing, why he had been with them, but he knew 
there had been others. Were they also hurt? 

A third thought, now. He had opened his eyes, 
and he was looking toward what must have been 
the west. Toward the setting sun. It was red. A 
glorious red that stained the clouds in the western 
sky, that colored the very earth he was lying on 
and stole some of the green from the leaves of the 
tree near him. A red so beautiful that he could not 
bear it. 

Something else now, too. He first saw it when 
he tried to pick himself up to see better. It was on 
his sleeve, on his left arm, the one that hurt so 
much. A stain. A red stain. 



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LUTZ 



Blood? 

Yes, blood. Suddenly, now, in a flash, it was all 
clear. It came in a torrential flood of memories. 
Memories of sights, sounds, feelings. He remem- 
bered now. Remembered a battle. 

Yes, it was important that he was in Israel. For 
he was a chaver of a border kibbutz. His was one 
of the smallest of those cooperatives unique in the 
modern State of Israel, more of a military installa- 
tion than a farm. But they had been farming there. 
And then ... the surprise attack. 

That was what embittered him most even now 
in the deserted battlefield ... the surprise. He had 
gone to sleep the night before, not really feeling 
safe, but at the same time not worrying about the 
possibility of attack. He had learned to live with 
danger. He just didn't think about it. 

It had probably been about three or four o'clock 
in the morning when the shots woke him up. There 
had been no warning. The Arabs always seemed 
to attack in the dead of night, and always without 
warning. His fellow chaverim didn't even have 
time to call him before he was on the field with a 
gun, fighting, lashing out with all his might at the 
Arab raiders. 

The sun had been up for a few hours when the 
shell exploded a few feet from where he was stand- 
ing. He had been one of the last ones hit. That 
probably explained why he had not been taken 
from the field. 

And now the sun was setting. For some crazy 
reason his past life went through his mind, the life 
he had given up to join the kibbutz. He had come 
from the United States, and he could not really 





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say he was sorry that he had given up his good life 
to join the other chaverim. He had done it for an 
ideal. 

Suddenly, again, a calm came over him. He 
knew now that the end was near. 

He did have time for another thought, however, 
before he slipped into the oblivion from which he 
would have to worry no more about the sun. or the 
earth, or the people on it who felt that they had 
nothing better to do than hate their neighbors. 
Time for a single thought. A final important 
thought. 

Yes, the sun was going down. 

But it would come up again. 




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by ROBERT GOLDBERG 



PEBRUARY 27, 1958, was the day it all began. 
■ Why? No one really knew. Several explana- 
tions were put forward, the most logical being the 
explosion of the super H-Bomb the day before. Its 
rays must have activated some trigger in the brain. 
The world went to sleep babies and woke up 
adolescents — one million years of evolution in one 
night; teleportation and telekinesis were achieved. 
But few realized the danger of such a swift change; 
overnight the culmination of improvements in 
transportation were reached. Anyone could go 
anywhere instantly. The earth was the size of a 
wish. 

An immense crime wave shattered the world. 
Americans stole British treasures; French stole 
Australian treasures. But what could be done? 

All stocks connected with transportation were 
immediately sold, as were all others. The stock 
market crashed. But no one cared. What you 
wanted you took. 

Three-fourths of the world's politicians were 
assassinated overnight. Those who weren't were 
the dictators, whose whereabouts no one knew. 
Chaos reigned supreme. 

The United States was flooded with refugees 



from all over the world. She was invaded by the 
world's only completely mobile army, and World 
War III was begun. A new science of strategy had 
to be developed; for in this war, with all points 
vulnerable, there were no battle lines. Overnight, 
the war-making capacity of the world was de- 
stroyed. The most potent weapon on each side was 
secrecy. The corps d'elite were the security police. 
This was a merciless war; no prisoners were taken. 
The war was a stalemate with but the world a loser. 
The war ended three years, eleven months, and 
nine days after it had begun. The world was dead. 

"That was a fine composition, Bobby, but you 
left out the most important part. Where did we 
come from?" 

"I'm sorry. Miss Summers. But gee, I thought 
everybody knows about the plants and factories 
the new world set up all over the universe." 

"That's all right, Bobby, but you also forgot to 
date it properly. It should be 1962 A.E. Not just 
1962. A.E., you know. After Earth." 

"O. K., Miss Summers, I won't forget next time. 
Miss Summers, I'm going for the weekend to the 
Galactic Museum on Aldeberan V." 




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IN HONOR OF THE GRADUATION OF 

In Memory of His Most 

Unusually Devoted and Loving 

Grandparents — Mama and Papa 

MR. and MRS. LOUIS BENDER 

Contributed by the Bender Family 



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ACADIA FARMS 




CLEMENSPORT, NOVA SCOTIA 




BREEDERS OF FINE MINKS 


Congratulations to 


New York Representative 


ABRAHAM GAFNI 


MALKS & ADELMAN CORP. 




Monufoc/urers of Fine f\>r% 


FROM FAMILY and FRIENDS 


282 SEVENTH AVE. NEW YORK CITY 




Tel. WA-9-4488 






Mazel Tov fo 

MARTIN GORDON 

Mom, Dad, and Florence 

Aunt Elsie, Uncle Hy, Phyllis and Nancy 

Aunt Leah, Uncle Sammie and Naphtali 

Aunt Toby, Uncle Joe and Francis 



Congro/u/afions to 

MARTIN GORDON 

and 

JERROLD NEUGEBOREN 

UPON THEIR GRADUATION 

From 
Mr. and Mrs. Lenny Goldberg 
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Greenberg 
Mr. and Mrs. William Greenberg 
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Jacobs 
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Neustoder 
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schneider 



Congratu/otions to 

HERBERT 

From 

Mother, Dad and Marlene 

Buby and Zeda Tropper 

Grandmother Josepher 

Aunt Ida and Uncle Abe 

Aufit Anna and Uncle Morris 

Aunt Bea and Uncle Leo 

Aunt Ellen and Uncle Harry 

Aunt Frances and Uncle Frank 

Aunt Pearl and Uncle Leonard 

Aunt Elsie and Uncle Irving 

Aunt Rose and Uncle Dave 

Aunt Helen and Uncle Sam 

Cousins Marty and Sandra Feinberg 



Congraiuiations to 

MARTIN GORDON 

and 

JERROLD NEUGEBOREN 

UPON THEIR GRADUATION 

From 

Mr. and Mrs. William Bernstein 

Mr. and Mrs. Morris Burstein 

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Cohen 

Mr. and Mrs. Myer Cooper 

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Gold 

David, Judah, and Hadassah Rhine 

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Shulman 

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wieselman and Daughters 

Shevi and Judy Werner 

A Friend 



Congratulations to 

JAY KLONER 

From 

Mother, Dad and Rena 

Grandma and Grandpa Finklestein 

Grandpa Kloner 

Jack and Bernard Finklestein 

Ruth and Arthur Shaffer 

Sylvia and Samson Eichler 

Barry and Joel Eichler 
Debbie and Kate Werner 
Marcie and Ben Feinman 



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THE GRADUATING CLASS OF JUNE 1956 

expresses ifs deepest sympathy 

to classmate 

SAMUEL MILLER 

on the passing of his beloved Father, Louis 



Congratulations to 

MARTIN RUBENSTEIN 

From 

Mother and Father 

Grandma and Grandpa 

Uncle Al and Aunt Lena 

Cousins Howard and Harriet 

Uncle Bert and Aunt Bettie 

Cousins Bruce and Susie 
Uncle Morris and Aunt Annie 
Cousins Irene and Norman 



Congratulations to 
OUR GRADUATING CLASS 

THE PARENTS ASSOCIATION 

MRS. ABRAHAM GORDON, President 
MRS. SAMUEL CANTOR, Vice-President 

MRS. ABRAHAM FREIMAN, Treasurer 

MRS. HARRY PRESS, Financial Secretary 

MRS. MORRIS WASSERMAN, Recording Secretary 

MRS. NATHAN GROSSBARD, Corresponding Sec'y 



Compliments of 

JOSEP H RUBIN 



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Congrafulafions to 




MARCEL 


Congrafulafions and Besf Wishes 


ON HIS GRADUATION 


fo 


Dad and Mom — Sabine and Lou 


EUGENE ZAVELOFF 


Mr. N. Perlman 


UPON HIS GRADUATION 


J. Rosenblum and Family 




J. Swergold and Family 


from 


Ch. Sv/ergold and Family 


Moth?r and Father 


Mr. and Mrs. S. Fuhrer 


Grondmo 


Rabbi J. Hirsch and Family 


Louis Alperf 


Miss Leah Perlman 





ofBARTONi,^Z^ 



Compliments 

FAMOUS FOR CONTINENTAL 
CHOCOLATES 




BECKER'S CLOTHES 

For Men and Boy's 

Closed Saturday — Opened Sunday 

4213 - 13th AVENUE 

BROOKLYN, N. Y. 



DI-2-0347 

HARRY LEVY'S SHOES 

Closed Saturday 

408 SARATOGA AVENUE 

BROOKLYN 33, N. Y. 



...because 
it tastes 
so good 





STUHMER'S RYE 



PR-2-2118 

SAM'S TAILORING 

SAME DAY CLEANERS 
Cold Sforage Vaulf on Premises 



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Congrafulaiions and Besf Wishes fo 
OUR SON 

JOSEPH MARTIN BAKAL 

UPON HIS GRADUATION 

from his Parents 

MR. and MRS. ISAAC BAKAL 



Congrafulaiions to 

CHAIM CHARYTAN 

From 

Mom and Dad 

Mr. and Mrs. Brenner 

Mr. Jack Krefsky 

Mr. H. Brodsky 

Seeman Brothers 



FUNERAL DIRECTORS SINCE 1898 

The Most Modern Funeral Chapel In Brooklyn 

Completely Remodeled and Air-Conditioned 

Three Generations of Service 

to Those in Need 



Sf. 



erman 6 

FLATBUSH MEMORIAL CHAPEL 

Free Parking Facilities 

Funeral Direcfors 

Arnold E. Sherman, Lie. Mgr. 

1283 Coney Island Ave. Brooklyn 30, N. Y. 

ESplcnode 7-7300 



Best Wishes to 

NEWTON FELD 

for a 

HEALTHY, HAPPY and SUCCESSFUL FUTURE 

FROM HIS FAMILY and RELATIVES 



Congrofu/ofions ond Besf Wishes to 

ALBERT HORNBLASS 

UPON HIS GRADUATION 

from 

Mom and Dad — Grandma 

Sisters Rczzy and Arlene 

Brother Jerome 

and Family 



Congrotu/ot/ons fo . . . 

LESTER S. KERSHENBAUM 

from 

His Grandparents, Parents, 

Sisters, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins 

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Kershenbaum 

Joan and Audrey 

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Kershenbaum 

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Weiss 

Mr. and Mrs. Irving Weiss 

Barbara and Elliot 

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Fernbach 

Harvey and Elaine 



Congrotu/otions to 

HENRY GROSS 

UPON HIS GRADUATION 



from 



Mother and Dad 

Barbara and Paula Gross 

Mr. and Mrs. Max Cohen 

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Rubin 



Mrs. Anna Yoselowitz and Family 

Mr. Sigmund Freund 

Itzkowitz and Braver 

Mr. Herman Koenigsberg 



Congrafulafions and Besf Wishes to 

AARON LEBOWITZ 

from 

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel H. Lebowitz and Family 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Zeller 

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Rosengarten 



Congratulations and Best Wishes to 

JERROLD NEUGEBOREN 

and 

MORTON FREIMAN 

from 

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Neugeboren 

Mr. and Mrs. Abrafiom H. Freiman 

Grandma Ida Freiman 

Aunt Frances and Uncle Joe Freiman 

Aunt Celia and Uncle Sigmund Epstein 

Aunt Esther and Uncle Nat Zuckerbrat 

Aunt Helen Freiman 



TO NOEL 

BEST OF LUCK IN ALL YOUR 

FUTURE ENDEAVORS 

Father, Mother and Jules 
Grandma and Grandpa 
California Hammermans 

The Goldsteins 
Brookline Hammermans 

Florida Avicks 
Baltimore Hammermans 



Congratulations to 

STEVEN RISKIN 

UPON HIS GRADUATION 

from 

Aunt Anna and Uncle Sam Walter 
South Fallsburg, New York 



Congratu/a/ions to 

BILLY 

ON HIS GRADUATION 

from 

Mom, Dad, Maxie and Henry 

Mr. and Mrs. I. Fisher 

Mr. and Mrs. C. Krapnick 

Mr. and Mrs. L. Applebaum 



Congrafu/otions to 

LIONEL 

UPON HIS GRADUATION 

from 

Mom, Dad, Marilyn, Bruce and Karen 

Rev. and Mrs. Jonah B. Dubowsky 

Dr. and Mrs. Israel Nemeroff 

Aunt Hannah 
Mr. and Mrs. David Skoorka 
Cantor and Mrs. A. I. Dubow 
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dubow 

Mr. Abe Henchlish 

Mr. Oscar Cohen and Esther 

Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Indyke 

Erica and Fran Stulzoft 



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Congratulations to 


DENIS-MARCUS, Inc. 


Jerry Levine 


Converters of Rayons 


from 


469 SEVENTH AVENUE 


HEBREW NATIONAL 


NEW YORK 18, NEW YORK 


KOSHER SAUSAGE CO., Inc. 




178-184 So. Elliot Place Brooklyn, N. Y 



Compliments of 

RABBI and MRS. LEWIS GOLDBERG 



SALWEN PAPER COMPANY 




193 GREENE STREET NEW YORK CITY 


KATOS SPORTSWEAR CO.. Inc 


Extend Their Congratulations to 


141 WEST 36th STREET 


Jack Cohen 


NEW YORK 18, NEW YORK 


UPON HIS GRADUATION 




Compliments of 




NAHUM SOKOLOW BRANCH 




in Honor of tf)e Graduation 


IN MEMORY OF OUR MOTHER 


of the Son of Our President 


The Mindlin Family 


ROBERT GOLDBERG 




Congratulations to 


Congratu/ofions and Good Luck to 


Jerry Levine 


Eugene ZavelofF 




UPON HIS GRADUATION 


Alpert & Spokny 


from 


15 PARK ROW 


KAUFMAN COMPANY 


NEW YORK 38, NEW YORK 






Complimenfs of 

MR. and MRS. HARRY SILVER 

and 

MR. and MRS. HARRY ENKER 

Congratulations and Best Wishes io 

STEVEN RISKIN 

and the 

Entire Graduating Class 

from 

Franklin Danziger, a B.T.A. Alumnus 

A Graduate of Mesifta Torah Vodaath 

ROSENBERG FOOD CENTER 

SHOMER SHABBOS 
7416 - 20th Avenue Brooklyn, N. Y. 



Congrofu/a/ions fo our Son 

GEORGE 

MOM and DAD 
Congrafulafions fo 

JOSEPH BAKAL 

from 

Mr. and Mrs. I. Bakal and Family 
Esther Sapir and Family 

Congratulations to 

Mr. and Mrs. Book 

UPON THE GRADUATION OF THEIR 
SON, HENRY 

PETERSON'S 
SERVICE STATION 

208th Street and Jamaica Ave. 
Bellaire, L. I. 



Congrafu/of/'ons fo 
OUR NEPHEW 

JERROLD NEUGEBOREN 

from 

Aunt Mollie and Uncle 

Hymon Fink 

Aunt Roslyn and Uncle Hyman Neugeboren 



Compliments of 

MR. and MRS. 
JACOB WEIDENBAUM 

Congrotu/otions to our Son 

H YAM 

UPON HIS GRADUATION 
From Mom and Dad 



MR. A. HENIG 

1220 OCEAN AVENUE 
BROOKLYN, N, Y. 



Congratulations to 

HENRY BOOK 

UPON HIS GRADUATION 

HENRY TELLER CO.. Brokers 

93-99 NASSAU STREET NEW YORK 7, N. Y. 

CO 7-0818 



MR. and MRS. MORRIS MALIK 

Extend Their Compliments 

To Their Grandson 

JACK COHEN 

UPON HIS GRADUATION 



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Best Wishes to Our Nephew Robert Goldberg 
Mr. and Mrs. Lou Weinstein 
Mr. and Mrs. Phil Weinstein 



Congratulations to Robert 

On His Graduation 

Gelb & Einhorn 



Mazel Tov To Robert 

On His Graduation 

Mother, Father and Ellie 



Congratulations to Sheldon Hirsch 

From Pinckas Fisher Co. 

548 Gardner Ave., Brooklyn 22, N. Y. 



Congratulations to Alvin Jacknin 
From Ranee Casuals, Inc. 



Compliments to Jerry On His Graduation 

From Starling Provision Co. 

S. Levine 

A. Klienberg CH-3-1310-1-2 



Congratulations to Jerry Levine 

From Jacob Miller 

General Insurance 

50 Court Street, Brooklyn 2, N. Y. 



Mazel Tov to the Graduating Class 
Rabbi and Mrs. P. Roymon, Naomi and Hillel 



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Congratulations to Our Nephew Jerry Schraub 
Mr. and Mrs. I. Schraub 
Mr. and Mrs. Anna Smilon 



To Billy 

Rutta's Bakery 

9420 Quentin Road, Brooklyn, New York 



Congratulations to Steven 
Mom, Dad, Myra and Judy 



Congratulatons to Oscar Wachstock 

Mrs. Rachel Weinman 

140 Riverside Drive, Manhattan 



Congratulations to Robert 

Mr. and Mrs. A. Waxman, Grandparents 

Lil and Jack Weber, Parents 



Breakers Hotel — Boardwalk 

Atlantic City, N. J. 

Atlantic City 4-0121 

Kashruth under supervision of 

Rabbi Mosheh Shapiro 



Fred Fronkel & Sons WI-7-0810-1-2 

Stones - Pearls by the yard 

Novelties - Beads - Trimmings 

28 West 38th Street, New York 



Compliments of 
Jacob Kestenbaum and Family 




V^tiX-N^PXT^V- 



Congratulations to Martin Rubenstein 

From Schwartz and Lieberman 

Infants' and Children's Headwear 

1333 Broadway, New York City 

Compliments of Mr. and Mrs. 
Solomon Rabinowitz 

Smiling Jack Service Station 

2276 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn 26, N. Y. 

Call IN-2-9884 for Service 



Congratulations to Henry Book 
Martin Gorman 



Maze! Tov to Howard Burg 
Nettie Lefkowitz 

Good Luck to Howard Burg 

Hotel Furst 

Fallsburg, New York 

To Howard — Good Luck 
Mom, Dad and Leila 

Mazel Tov to Howard Burg 
Murray Burg 

Compliments to Jack Cohen 
From A Friend 



Mazel Tov, Graduates 
Hershi's Knishop, Inc. 

Congratulations to Jonah Loewenthal 
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marx 
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Stein 

Congratulations to Our Son Jonah 

Upon His Graduation 

Mr. and Mrs. Max Loewenthal 



Abraham Philips & Sons, Inc. 

44 East Broadway 

New York 2, New York CA-6-7707-8-9 

Manufacturers of Town Top Clothes 

Levick Bros. Inc. 
Authorized Chrysler-Plymouth Soles 

and Service 
1385 Bushwick Ave. GL-5-7174 

Moed Weinman and Co. 
62 West 47th St., New York 36, N. Y. 

Congratulations to Our Son 
Bernard Langenauer — Mom and Dad 

Congratulations to Bernard Langenauer 
Friedman, 4714 New Utrecht Ave. 

To Sheldon 

From Dr. and Mrs. Irving R. Hirsch 

and Robert 

To Sheldon 

From Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hirsch 

Aileen and Deborah 

To Sheldon 
From Mother and Dad 

Congratulations to Robert Weber 
Belmont Bakery 

Congratulations to Robert Weber 
A. Pincus 

Congratulations to Melvin Weiss 

from Philip Kohn's Shomer Shobbos 

Retail Drygoods 

Maze! Tov To Our Son 

Upon His Graduation 

Mr. and Mrs. Max Weiss 



Best of Luck to Our Son, Allan Witztum 
On His Graduation — Mom and Dad 

In Honor of Allan's Groduation 
Jack Lipner 

Best Wishes to Our Nephew, Allan Witztum 
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Pfeffer and Family 

Best Wishes to Our Nephew, Allan Witztum 
NAr. and Mrs. Chorley Kresch & the Four Maidens 

Congratulations to Our Cousin, Allan Witztum 
Dr. and Mrs. Harry Witztum and Family 

Best Wishes to Our Grandson, Allan Witztum 
Rabbi and Mrs. Ben-Zion Pfeffer 

Congratulations to Melvin L. Zwillenberg 
Mother, Dad, and Brother Arthur 

A. Idone's & Sons Automotive Repairing 
2201 Bedford Ave. BU-4-7006 

Abby May Dress Shop 
1464 St. John's Place 

Ace Dry Cleaning Service PR-2-1430 

375 Utica Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Al Loufer Kosher Meat & Poultry 

5610 Ft. Hamilton Forkway GE-8-3214 

Ar-Kay Footwear 
847 DeKalb Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Birnbach & Ackerman, Inc. EV-8-051 6-0517 

815 Broadway, Brooklyn 6, N. Y. 

Boro Fuel Oil Co. UL-4-7500 

2 Church Ave., Brooklyn 18, N. Y. 

Boro Park Hebrew Bock Store UL-1-5421 

5219 - 13th Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Jacob Cohen & Sons - Kosher Poultry 
Jamesburg, N. Y. 



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Continental Studios EV-8-7710 

290 Broadway, Brooklyn 11, N. Y. 

Co-op Soles Co. EV-4-2443 

335 Roebling St., Brooklyn 11, N. Y. 

Dokto-Matik Shoe Co., Inc. 
5 Delancey St., New York 2, N. Y. - CA-6-2988 

Eddy's School Supplies BU-2-0506 

2285 Church Avenue 

The Elegante' Shop, Ltd. 
4921 - 13th Ave. GE-5-7870 

Compliments of 
Samuel Epstein 



Frieds Drugs 

336 Utica Ave. 



Joe Fried, Ph. G. 
PR-8-3400 



Compliments of a Friend 



Compliments from a 
Friend of Warren Enker 



G & R Meat Market SP-7-2560 

8 Suffolk St., New York 2, N. Y. 

Glick Bros. — Prime Meats 
360 Utica Avenue PR-3-9773 

B. Gordon CA-6-0222 

n Allen St., New York 2, N. Y. 

A Friend of the Yeshiva 
Mr. and Mirs. Max Gordon 

Grandview Dairy, Inc. 
60-71-79 Metropolitan Ave. 

Herb's Auto School 
177 Sumner Ave., Brooklyn 21, N. Y. 

Hershey & Paul Fruits and Vegetables 
4712 - 13th Ave. GE-6-4744 



Hewes St. Live Poultry Market 
328 Hewes St., EV-7-2538 



Holz's Shomer Shabbos Bakery 
635 Mercy Ave., EV-4-9055 

Herman Kaplan, Dentist 
134 Tompkins Avenue 

Kinor David Kosher Meat and Poultry Corp. 

London & Fishberg - Fruits and Vegetables 
237 Schenectady Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Lee's Food Center 
4217 Church Ave. 

Louis Levy Clothing Corp. 
28 Eiizabafh St., New York 

Lungen's Meat and Poultry Market 
277 Broadway, Monticello, N. Y. 

Compliments of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Mann 

Marcy Bindery 
170 Marcy Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Martin's City-Art Paint Supply 
2257 Church Ave., Brooklyn 26, N. Y. 

Compliments of 
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Meshenberg 

Compliments of Dr. Otto Nopelbaum, Dentist 
1248 - 49th St., Brooklyn 19, N. Y. 

Park Ridge Cleaners GE-5-8221 

4415 - 8th Avenue 

Park Surgical Co., Inc. 
5001 New Utrecht Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Richards House of Blonds 
584 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 



World Cheese Co. 
172 Duane St., New York 13, N. Y. 

Compliments of 
Charles Wilder 

Weiss Bros. & Schwartz, Inc. 
47 East Broadway, New York 

Compliments of 
Mr. and Mrs. M. Toffel 

Compliments of 
Mr. and Mrs. I. Rosen and Joan 

S & L Kosher Delicatessen MA-5-9193 

687 DeKalb Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

S & M Wholesale Meat 
172-90 Highland Ave., Jamaica, L. I. 

Compliments of 
Joseph Samet Real Estate 

Compliments of 
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Schapiro and Elaine 

Compliments of Mr. Baruch Schatzman 

Compliments of 
Dr. S. M. Schiff 

Sol's Fruit Market 
4219 Church Ave. 

Compliments of 
Sperling Family 

Compliments of 
The Spirits 

Ephroim Stern Glot Kosher Meat 

4818 Church Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y 

Sutkowitz's Grocery 
4508 Ft. Hamilton Parkway 



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O r II ^ Y ^ A C O G r E s 


Complimenfs of 

CONGREGATION 
CHEVRA GEMILUTH CHESED 

771 McDonald ave. Brooklyn is, n. y. 


Compliments of 

Congregation B'nai Israel 
of Linden Heights 

46th St. and 9th Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. 


Congrofu/ofions to 

Meyer Rabinowitz 

UPON HIS GRADUATION 

CONGREGATION 
B'NAI ISRAEL 

TOMS RIVER, N. J. 


Compliments of 

CONGREGATION 
AHAVAS ACHIM 

35 Richmond Street, New Brunswick, N. J. 


Compliments of 

Congregation Sons of Israel 
of Middle Village 

MAX FELDMAN, President 


Compliments of 

Young Israel of Flatbush 

SOLOMON SHARFMAN, Rabbi 
LESTER RHINE, President 



COMPLIMENTS OF LADIES AUXILIARY 

Beth Hamedrash Hagodol of East Flatbush 



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Abie's Fish Market 

Antman's Grocery 

Clara Aranowitz's Bargain Store 

Bencraft Hatters 

Ben's Appetizing 

Jacob Berman, Ph.G. 

Mr. & Mrs. Julius Bienenfeld 

Blatt's Department Store 

Mr. & Mrs. Julius Borngaesser 

A. Brandes 

Joe Brenn 

Brenner's Monumental Works 

Chatham Square Clothes 

Cohen 

Cohen's Carroll Pharmacy 

Dilson & Rosenberg 

Mr. & Mrs. K. Dreyfus 

Joseph Eichel 

A. Flaun 

Y. Flusberg 

Frank's Beauty Salon 

Ben Fuhr 

Chas. Goldrich 



Gelch's Butcher Store 

Gellis Hebrew Book Store 

Gellman's Dry Goods Store 

Mr. & Mrs. R. Gideon 

Greenstein's Aquamot Inc. 

Heyman's Pharmacy 

Hochberg's Grocery 

Joslow Brothers 

Kaplan's Fish Market 

Kops Sportswear 

Abraham Kasdan 

Katz's Laundromat 

Kaufman Family 

Knoll 

Mr. Herman Kurtz 

L & L Luncheonette 

Dave Leblang Jr. 

Eugene Levine 

Mr. & Mrs. J. Levine 

Levine Brothers Butchers 

George Levy's Food Store 

Mr. & Mrs. O. Mayer & Daughter 

Mr. & Mrs. Harry Bienenstock 

Julius Goldrich 



Diane & Herman Meshenberg 

Aaron Morgenbesser 

Murray's Children's Shop 

Ben Nussboum 

Marvin Pollack 

Mr. Rosenberg 

Rosen's Pharmacy 

Helone Cory Sabel 

Schleifer Meat & Poultry 

Max Schnieder 

Semel & Son 

Sol Smith 

Sonny's Kosher Chicken Market 

Sol Spiegel 

Nora Stein 

Mr. & Mrs. L. Stern 

Shirley Weber 

Weise Studios, Inc. 

Wilkov's Dairy 

Williamsburg Cleaners 

Wunsch Family 

Mr. & Mrs. Block 

Joseph Goldrich 




SENIOR DIRECTORY 

LARRY ARBERM AN, 2168 Pitkin Avenue EV 5-2605 

JOSEPH AUFRICHTIG, 358 Montgomery Street PR 8-6043 

JOSEPH BAKAL, 102 Newport Street 

LEON BEER, 1429 - 47 Street GE 6-0669 

HENRY BOOK, 232 East 18 Street BU 2-2759 

MORTON BOTWINICK, 189 Ross Street ST 2-7378 

HOWARD BURG, 652 Crown Street SL 6-0254 

CHAIM CHARYTAN, 268 Linden Boulevard IN 2-7355 

JACK COHEN, 213 Division Avenue ST 2-1093 

SEYMOUR EIDER, 2165 -75 Street CL 6-7887 

HERMAN ELSTEIN, 1035 - 55 Street GE 6-9891 

GEORGE FALK, 2520 Avenue L CL 2-1573 

NEWTON FELD, 1067 Carroll Street IN 7-5139 

MORTON FREIMAN, 1313 - 52 Street UL 3-8154 

ABRAHAM GAFNI, 4519 - 15 Avenue UL 3-3254 

JOSEPH GARFINKEL, 1605 Park Place PR 8-8276 

MORRIS GOLDBERG, 827 Avenue Z CO 6-7022 

ROBERT GOLDBERG, 473 Empire Boulevard PR 8-8172 

DAVID GOLDFEDER, 67 Tompkins Avenue EV 8-0306 

STEPHEN GOLDRICH, 4711 - 12 Avenue UL 3-3896 

MARTIN GORDON, 742 Montgomery Street SL 6-0428 

HENRY GROSS, 1439 -45 Street GE 8-4231 

BENJAMIN HIRSCH, 189 Rutledge Street EV 4-6428 

SHELDON HIRSCH, 570 Kosciusko Street GL 3-5921 

ALBERT HORNBLASS, 4600 - 9 Avenue GE 8-1400 

ALVIN JACKNIN, 200 Winthrop Street BU 7-6897 

HERBERT JOSEPHER, 131 Remsen Avenue PR 8-8886 

SHERMAN KATZ, 231 Brightwater Court DE 2-7708 

LESTER KERSHENBAUM, 1418 President Street HY 3-1541 

AARON KIRSCHBAUM, 580 Empire Boulevard PR 2-2674 

MORTON KISSEN, 230 Blake Avenue HY 6-9141 

JAY KLONER, 1329-51 Street GE 6-0878 

KENNARD KOBRIN, 1149 East 18 Street ES 7-6213 

BERNARD LANGENAUER, 1241 -45 Street UL 4-3636 

AARON LEBOWITZ, 1450 - 49 Street GE 8-6191 

JERRYLEVINE, 773 Albany Avenue PR 4-5310 

JONAH LOEWENTHAL, 49 Parkville Avenue GE 5-4947 

SAMUEL MILLER, 124 South 9 Street EV 7-6596 

JERROLD NEUGEBOREN, 701 Empire Boulevard SL 6-2999 

NOEL PUGACH, 951 Carroll Street IN 7-2499 

MAYER RABINOWITZ, 263 A Old Freehold Rd., Toms River, N.J. . . TR 8-241 6M 

LOUIS RAYMON, 225 Wayne Street, Highland Park, N.J KI 5-6999 

STEVEN RISKIN, 103 Hart Street EV 4-4682 

MARTIN RUBENSTEIN, 796 Cleveland Street NI 9-8415 

LARRY RUBIN, 549 East 53 Street GL 1-0770 

JERRY SCHRAUB, 353 Atkins Avenue HY 8-6436 

WILLIAM SHIMANSKY, 502 East 95 Street HY 5-0840 

MARCEL SHWERGOLD, 83-43 118 Street, Kew Gardens VI 7-4788 

LIONEL SKOORKA, 4402 - 12 Avenue GE 8-3205 

OSCAR WACHSTOCK, 133 Lefferts Avenue BU 7-8103 

HYAM WASSERMAN,. 1089 Coney Island Avenue GE 4-5269 

ROBERT WEBER, 1358 - 53 Street UL 1-7896 

MELVIN WEISS, 67-28 78 Street, Middle Village TW 2-7309 

MAURICE WILDER, 205 Ross Street EV 8-9172 

ABRAHAM WITTY, 302 Parkville Avenue GE 4-5415 

ALLAN WITZTUM. 2057- 86 Street CO 6-1771 

JEROME WOLICKI, 170 Ross Street EV 8-2809 

EUGENE ZAVELOFF, 1361-51 Street GE 8-3558 

MELVIN ZWILLENBERG, 836 Crown Street PR 3-5693 




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